More Details about Modern Hindu Law

General Information  
Author(s)Ramesh Chandra Nagpal
PublisherEastern Book Company
Edition2nd Edition
Publish YearJanuary 2019


The current second edition of this much acclaimed book incorporates all the latest amendments and up-to-date case-law.An opinion expressed in the first edition of this work influenced a Delhi HC ruling, is the testimony of its high editorial content. The learned author has enriched the work further by his study of historical and sociological aspects of the subject, tracing the evolution and continuity in the application of the law. 

Salient Features: 

The book contains over 4000 cases coordinated in about 1400 pages.

The codified branches of Hindu law are studied here in the shape of running commentaries.

The translation of the Sanskrit texts of the ancient authorities into English is a very helpful guide to the readers.

This book is an invaluable reference work because of its wealth of information and its exploration of old and recent court decisions of the High Courts and Supreme Court. 

Other Useful Features include: 

The table of cases, a thorough subject index, synopsis under each chapter heading, the XI appendices which deal with the 11 important Acts concerning Hindu law, all lend solidity to the work.

Table Of Contents:
I. Application of Hindu Law 1
II. Sources of Hindu Law 21
III. Schools of Hindu Law 58
IV. Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 67
V. Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, 1956
VI. Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act, 1956 571
VII. Joint Family Property 636
VIII. Alienation of Joint Family Property 687
IX. Law of Debt 715
X. Partition of Joint Family Property 738
XI. Dayabhaga Law of Coparcenary 787
XII. Hindu Succession Act, 1956 797
XIII. Gift and Will 987
XIV. Religious and Charitable Endowments 1023
XV. Benami Transactions 1079
Subject Index