Vyavasthá-Darpana: Digest of Hindu Law as Current in Bengal. (Syámá Charana Sarkar.)

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Page 32 - And, like those abstemious men, a virtuous wife ascends to heaven, though she have no child, if, after the decease of her lord, she devote herself to pious austerity : 161.
Page 32 - on succession to the estate of one who leaves no male issue," this author first quotes (Ch. xi. page 158,) the following text of Vrihusputi : " 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.
Page 636 - It is emphatically the will of the person who makes it, and is defined to be ' the legal declaration of a man's intentions which he wills to be performed after his death.
Page 31 - Let her emaciate her body, by living voluntarily on pure flowers, roots, and fruit ; but let her not, when her lord is deceased, even pronounce the name of another man. 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.
Page 593 - Altering in any way the Penal Code of India, as established by Act of the Governor-General in Council, No. 42 of 1860 : 5. Affecting the religion or religious rites and usages of any class of Her Majesty's subjects in India : 6.
Page xxvi - Nothing indeed could be more obviously just, than to determine private contests according to those laws, which the parties themselves had ever considered as the rules of their conduct and engagements in civil life...
Page 196 - The family which has omitted prescribed acts of religion ; that which has produced no male children ; that in which the Ve'da has not been read ; that which has thick hair on the body ; and those which have been subject to hemorrhoids, to phthisis, to dyspepsia, to epilepsy, to leprosy, and to elephantiasis.
Page 56 - Their fathers protect them in childhood ; their husbands protect them in youth ; their sons protect them in age : a woman is never fit for independence.
Page 7 - Entertaining the same opinion, "Nareda says: 'Where a division of the " paternal estate is instituted by sons, that "becomes a topic of litigation called by the
Page 61 - Therefore," says the author of the Dayabhaga (Ch. xi, s. 1, v. 59), " those persons who are exhibited in a passage above cited as the next heirs on failure of prior claimants shall, in like manner as they would have succeeded if the widow's right had never taken effect, equally succeed to the residue of the estate remaining after her use of it, upon the demise of the widow in whom the succession had vested. At such time (when the widow dies, or when her right ceases) the succession of daughters and...

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