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Family Law in India

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The word "family" refers to a group of persons of common ancestry. Law governing a family is known as family law. From jurisprudential point of view a family law has different aspects. This work on Family Laws in India has dealt with all those aspects in the context of religious law and secular law keeping an eye for the benefits of law students and beginners in legal profession. The contents of the book are divided into six parts. Part 1 deals with general aspect of family law. Part 2 relates to Hindu family law; Part 3 deals with Muslim family law; Part 4 includes Christian family law; Part 5 relates to Parsi family law and Part 6 to secular law of family. Each Part is again divided into different chapters under separate topics of family law.
All relevant case laws of the Supreme Court and different High Courts of India and also of the foreign courts have been incorporated in appropriate places. Attempts have also been made to incorporate all the up-to-date amendments into the statutes included in this book. Different problems and their solutions by way of illustrations and leading cases are given in this book to highlight the propositions of law. Elaborate indexes will enhance the utility of the book.
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Contents
PART I – GENERAL
1.    Introduction
2.    Institution of Marriage
3.    Other Personal Laws
PART II – HINDU FAMILY LAW
4.    Hindu Law
5.    Some Important Legislations on Hindu Law and Marriage During British Rule
6.    Hindu Law of Marriage and Divorce
7.    Legislations on Hindu Marriage and Divorce in Post-independence Era
8.    The Hindu Marriage Act 1995
9.    The Hindu Marriages (Validation of Proceedings) Act 1960
10.  The Hindu Adoptions and Maintenances Act 1956
11.  The Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act 1956
12.  Joint Hindu Family
13.  Joint Family Property and Partition
14.  Gift
15.  Wills
16.  Religious and Charitable Endowments
17.  The Hindu Succession Act 1956
PART III – MUSLIM FAMILY LAW
18.  Introduction
19.  The Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act 1937
20.  Marriage and Sonship
21.  Gifts
22.  Wakf
23.  Wills
24.  Pre-emption
25.  Succession, Administration and Partition
26.  Inheritance
27.  Maintenance under Muslim Law
28.  The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act 1956
PART IV – CHRISTIAN FAMILY LAW
29.  The Indian Christian Marriage Act 1872
30.  The Divorce Act 1869
31.  The Intestate Succession to Christian under the Indian Succession Act 1925
32.  The Converts’ Marriage Dissolution Act 1866
PART V – PARSI FAMILY LAW
33.  The Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act 1936
34.  The Intestate Succession to Parsi under the Indian
PART VI – SECULAR LAW OF FAMILY
35.  The Special Marriage Act 1954
36.  The Foreign Marriage Act 1969
37.  The Family Courts Act 1984
38.  The Dowry Prohibition Act 1961
39.  The Guardians and Wards Act 1890
40.  The Religious Endowments Act 1863
41.  The Indian Succession Act 1925
42.  Maintenance under Code of Criminal Procedure 1973
43.  The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act 2007
44.  The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005
45.  The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006 
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Author Details
H. K. Saharay : MA (Triple), MCom, LLB, PhD (London), Barrister
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