ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Hindu Men. Monogamy and Uniform Civil Code

Flavia Agnes The Hindu Marriage Act, /955 transformed a Hindu marriage from an ancient and vedic 'sanskara' or sacrament to a modern and dissoluble contract. It also introduced for the first time the principle of monogamy. Little attempt has been made however, to rectify numerous lacunae in the act which provide ample scope for a Hindu man to escape both from the criminal consequences of a bigamous marriage and from the economic responsibility towards the second wife.

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