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Hindu Law

Hindu Law

Author : Mulla

ISBN : 9788119403417

EDITION : 25th


BINDING : Hardcover



A journey of twenty-five editions, spanning over a period of more than a hundred years, speaks volumes about this iconic legal classic. This tome has, since its inception, traced the origins, development and periodic changes that have taken place in the field of Hindu Law. Time and again, this seminal work has been relied upon by the Bench and the Bar, and its mention can be found in numerous important judgments of the Supreme Court and the High Courts.

The book is divided into two parts: Part 1 of the commentary deals with customary Hindu Law, and Part 2 contains section-wise commentary on four major 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:

  • Contains in depth analysis and commentary on all aspects of Hindu Law
  • Significantly focuses on the incisive commentary on important aspects of the Hindu Succession Act in relation to coparcenary and daughters as Karta
  • Discusses the important topic of ‘Same Sex Marriage’ under the Hindu Marriage Act, as has been specified via Judgments like Navtej Singh Johar v UOI, Supriyo @ Supriya Chakraborty v UOI, and S Rajadurai v State (NCT) of Delhi
  • Includes brief commentary on the Uttarakhand Uniform Civil Code Bill and its proposed changes on marriage, adoption, and related aspects
  • Meticulously analyses all aspects of Hindu Law including the Shastric Hindu law as well as the four legislations governing Hindus
  • Reference has been made to the ‘New Criminal Acts’
  • Case law up to December 2023 has been included and also commented upon, wherever required

Sir Dinshaw Fardunji Mulla, CIE, MA., LLB (1868-1934) was a renowned author and scholar. During his lifetime, he served as Attorney at Law, Bombay High Court, Member of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, India, and was also a Professor of Law at Government Law College, Bombay. He has authored many legal classics which have been widely accepted and even cited by the Courts.

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