This text presents an overview of the major issues and topics in current developments in Indian family law. Indian law has produced a number of very important innovations in the past two decades, which are also highly instructive for law reform debates in western and other jurisdictions. Topics discussed are: marriage, divorce, polygamy, maintenance, property and the Uniform Civil Code.
'A representative overview of the major issues and developments in Indian family law in the 1980s and 1990s…a welcome addition to the limited body of literature aviable in the West on this subject.' - Bulletin of SOAS
'Whether one agrees or not with everything that the author says, one surely cannot help being provoked to re-examine one's views on law and legal systems. Any work that has this effect is worth reading. It is a must for everyone interested in law.' - Asienforum