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Women In The Sacred Laws
Kulapati's Preface The Author
Foreword Prologue
The Dharma Sutras Contemporary Evidence
The Manu - Samhita The Later Law-Books
Digest On Hindu Law Espirit Des Lois
Major Sections

ESPRIT DES LOIS

At the beginning of British rule in India, it was seen that most of the ancient laws were forgotten and custom prevailed, and so reform laws were passed from time to time to suit the conditions. 

In 1850 an Act was passed known as the Caste Disabilities Removal Act XXI of 1850. This removed the difficulties arising out of caste. Six years later in 1856 the Hindu Widows' Remarriage Act XV of 1856 was passed which enabled widows to marry again. This gave a severe shock to the then conservative Hindu society. In 1872, the Special Marriage Act III of 1872 was passed which enabled one to marry out of her own caste and also without any reference to the gotra relation. 

In 1937, the Hindu Women's Rights to Property Act was passed. This affected the views of Mitakshara relating to woman's right of inheritance.

Thereafter a committee was appointed by the Government of India on January 25, 1941, to examine the said Act and to amend the Act so as to (1) resolve the doubts felt as to the construction of the Act and (2) also to Clarify the nature of the right conferred upon the widow; and (3) to remove any injustice that may have been done by the Act to the daughter. 

They were also asked to examine and advise on the Hindu Law of Inheritance (Amendment) Bill as well as the Hindu Women's Rights to separate Residence and Maintenance and Bill. + 

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Women In The Sacred Laws
About Esprit Des Lois
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Inscriptional evidence of Anuloma marriages: Pg.1
Inscriptional evidence of Anuloma marriages: Pg.2
Inter-racial marriages Pg.1
Inter-racial marriages Pg.2
Inter-racial marriages Pg.3
Inter-racial marriages Pg.4
Inter-racial marriages Pg.5
You are Here! Inter-racial marriages Pg.6
Inter-racial marriages Pg.7
Inter-racial marriages Pg.8
Inter-racial marriages Pg.9
Inter-racial marriages Pg.10
Inter-racial marriages Pg.11
Inter-racial marriages Pg.12
Inter-racial marriages Pg.13
Inter-racial marriages Pg.14
Inter-racial marriages Pg.15
Inter-racial marriages Pg.16
Notes

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