Record Item Year: 2004

The Hindu Succession Act: One Law, Plural Identities

Abstract: A broad definition of law manifests itself in various ways: it legitimates certain visions of social order, it determines relations between individuals and groups, and it manipulates cultural understandings and discourses over various concepts of rights – and duties. In India, the Hindu Succession Rights Act (HSA) of 1956 allows the wife and daughters, […]

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