The Law Relating to the Hindu Widow

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Thacker, Spink and Company, 1881 - 480 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 225 - Let the childless widow, preserving unsullied the bed of her lord, and abiding with her venerable protector, enjoy with moderation the property until her death.
Pàgina 220 - So much of any law or usage now in force within the territories subject to the government of the East India Company as inflicts on any person forfeiture of rights or ' property, or may be held in any way to impair or affect any right of inheritance, by reason of his or her renouncing, or having been excluded from the communion of any religion, or being deprived of caste, shall cease to be enforced as law in the courts of the East India Company, and in the courts established by Royal charter within...
Pàgina 110 - Let her continue till death forgiving all injuries, performing harsh duties, avoiding every sensual pleasure, and cheerfully practising the incomparable rules of virtue, which have been followed by such women, as were devoted to one only husband.
Pàgina 88 - On whatever houses the women of a family, not being duly honoured, pronounce an imprecation, those houses, with all that belong to them, utterly perish, as if destroyed by a sacrifice for the death of an enemy.
Pàgina 96 - ... vast majority of that people throughout India the practice is not kept up nor observed : in some extensive districts it does not exist ; in those in which it has been most frequent, it is notorious that, in many instances, acts of atrocity have been perpetrated, which have been shocking to the Hindus themselves, and in their eyes unlawful and wicked.
Pàgina 124 - In scripture and in the code of law, as well as in popular practice, a wife is declared by the wise to be half the body of her husband, equally sharing the fruit of pure and impure acts. Of him, whose wife is not deceased, half the body survives.
Pàgina 97 - Council, without intending to depart from one of the first and most important principles of the system of British Government in India that all classes of the people be secure in the observance of their religious usages, so long as that system can be adhered to without violation of the paramount dictates of justice and humanity, has deemed it right to establish the following rules.
Pàgina 202 - No marriage contracted between Hindoos shall be invalid, and the issue of no such marriage shall be illegitimate, by reason of the woman having been previously married or betrothed to another person who was dead at the time of such marriage, any custom and any interpretation of Hindoo law to the contrary notwithstanding.
Pàgina 220 - In all such cases the decision shall be governed by the principles of justice, equity, and good conscience; it being clearly understood, however, that this provision shall not be considered as justifying the introduction of the English or any foreign law or the application to such cases of any rules not sanctioned by those principles.
Pàgina 131 - Since by these and other passages it is declared, that ' the wife rescues her husband from hell ; and since a woman, doing improper acts through indigence, causes her husband to fall (to a region of horror) ; for they share the fruits of virtue and vice ; therefore, the property devolving on her is for the benefit of the former owner : and the wife's succession is consequently proper."— Da.

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