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Hindu Marriage Act, 1955: A Critical Analysis, Along With A Peek Into Its History

Ritwick Singh, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University, New Law College, Pune


The Constitution of India provides a base for all our laws, rules and regulations which govern our country. These set of laws are applicable to each citizen despite their religious choices, gender preferences, etc. this article throws light on one such law that not only regulated the overall social lives of the majority population of our country, but also improved the cultural preferences of marriage in the individualistic perspectives. This law is the Hindu Marriage Act of 1955. This article signifies the intent with which the act was enforced, and also signifies its important provisions. Further, it also specifies what marriage is, and how it is governed by certain Hindu principles in India, at least. This article also, importantly highlights the definition and meaning of the word “Hindu” and also its significance in the Indian society and scriptures. By understanding the meaning of this word, will we understand the four important stages in a Hindu’s life, thereby understanding how marriage is crucial in a Hindu’s life.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

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