Hinduism and Tribal Religions

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Matrilineality (Hinduism)

  • Paroma Sen
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-024-1036-5_553-1


Section 17 of the Hindu Succession Act, 1956: Special provisions respecting persons governed by marumakkathayam and aliyasantana laws.

Section 14 of the Hindu Succession Act, 1956: (1) Any property possessed by a female Hindu, whether acquired before or after the commencement of this Act, shall be held by her as full owner thereof and not as a limited owner.

(2) Nothing contained in subsection (1) shall apply to any property acquired by way of gift or under a will or any other instrument or under a decree or order of a civil court or under an award where the terms of the gift, will or other instrument or the decree, and order or award prescribe a restricted estate in such property.

Section 15 of the Hindu Succession Act, 1956: General rules of succession in the case of female Hindus. (1) The property of a female Hindu dying intestate shall devolve according to the rules set out ill section 16:
  1. (a).

    Firstly, upon the sons and daughters (including the children of any...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Political Science DepartmentLady Shri Ram College, University of DelhiNew DelhiIndia