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This legal classic, spanning twenty-five editions over a century, stands as an iconic testament to the evolution of Hindu Law. From its inception, this tome has meticulously traced the origins, development, and periodic changes within the field. Widely relied upon by both the Bench and the Bar, its profound influence is evident in numerous landmark judgments of the Supreme Court and High Courts.

The book is structured into two parts: Part 1 delves into customary Hindu Law, while Part 2 provides section-wise commentary on four pivotal enactments: The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955; The Hindu Succession Act, 1956; The Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act, 1956; and The Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956.

Key Features:

  • Offers an in-depth analysis and commentary on all facets of Hindu Law.

  • Special focus on incisive commentary regarding crucial aspects of the Hindu Succession Act, particularly concerning coparcenary and daughters as Karta.

  • Discussion on the pertinent topic of 'Same-Sex Marriage' under the Hindu Marriage Act, referencing significant judgments like Navtej Singh Johar v UOI, Supriyo @ Supriya Chakraborty v UOI, and S Rajadurai v State (NCT) of Delhi.

  • Brief commentary on the Uttarakhand Uniform Civil Code Bill, exploring proposed changes to marriage, adoption, and related aspects.

  • Meticulous analysis of Hindu Law, encompassing Shastric Hindu law alongside the four legislations governing Hindus.

  • Reference to 'New Criminal Acts' for comprehensive coverage.

  • Inclusion of case law up to December 2023, with relevant commentary where necessary.

This edition serves as an invaluable resource for legal practitioners, scholars, and anyone seeking a comprehensive understanding of Hindu Law, offering profound insights and practical guidance derived from years of scholarly analysis and judicial scrutiny.


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