The present two volume digest is the most comprehensive, systematic and analytical work on Marriage & Divorce, Maintenance, Adoption, Guardianship and Custody of Children covering the complete law on the subject as laid by the Supreme Court from its inception in 1950 to date. The digest also includes all the rulings on Dowry, Cruelty, Abetment of Suicide and Dowry Death as often these matters also involve criminal cross cases.
In India the Law of Marriage & Divorce and allied subjects is a combination of general law i.e. law which applies regardless of a person’s religion or community, and personal laws. Moreover, the Supreme Court has ruled that many important aspects of the Law of Marriage and Divorce and allied subjects are uniformly applicable regardless of personal law. Hence, the authors have adopted this spirit of Uniform Civil Code as the guiding principle for arranging the case law in this digest.
The rulings which are given here are either based on general laws, or even when arising out of personal law adjudication, are such that they are uniformly applicable or relevant to all communities like
Marriage, Divorce, Other Unions and Children,
Dowry, cruelty, Abetment of Suicide and Dowry Death,
Judicial Intervention / Family Courts / Judges / Officers,
Conversion / Reconversion, etc.
Thereafter, the authors have discussed these very topics under different Personal Laws, namely:
Christian Law on Marriage and Divorce
Hindu Law on Marriage and Divorce
Muslim Law on Marriage and Divorce
Parsi Law on Marriage and Divorce
The law on the subject has been provided on all aspects from a general perspective under the heading The General Principles of Law Relevant to All Communities. Thereafter, the very topics have been discussed under different Personal Laws, namely Christian Law, Hindu Law, Muslim Law, Parsi Law.
Statute and topic-wise arrangement helps to find the desired case-law on any point quickly and conveniently.
Conceived and planned based on the time-tested SCC index system to enable the discovery of all the rulings, easily and quickly.
Other features include Table of Cases, Bench strength and Coram, Annotations, Excellent noter-up, Notable Extracts from Supreme Court case law, List of Statutes and Cross-citations to leading journals.
1. General Principles of Law Relevant to All Communities 1.1 Generally 1.2 Marriage, Divorce, Other Unions and Children 1.3 Dowry, Cruelty, Abetment of Suicide and Dowry Death 1.4 Adoption 1.5 Guardians and Wards
In Volume 2
1.6 Maintenance and Financial Provision/Alimony/Palimony
1.7 Judicial Intervention/Family Courts/Judges/Offi cers 1.8 Conversion/Reconversion of Religion
2. Christian Law on Marriage and Divorce 3. Hindu Law on Marriage and Divorce 4. Muslim Law on Marriage and Divorce 5. Parsi Law on Marriage and Divorce