Marriage in India: An Overview of Its Forms, Varieties, and Its Legality

  • Meera P.M. and Shruthi Sarang S. Kamath
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  • Meera P.M.

    Student at Sastra University, Thirumalaisamudram, Thanjavur, India

  • Shruthi Sarang S. Kamath

    Student at Sastra University, Thirumalaisamudram, Thanjavur, India

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This page explains the genuine concept of marriage, its different varieties, and how marriages are performed in various religions. Marriage is performed according to the traditions and customs of each religion. Marriage is commonly viewed as the legal sanction for a man and woman to cohabit. It is possible to comprehend the various forms of marriages in India as well as the aims of marriage. It has also addressed modern challenges in marriage in today's society. The legitimacy of marriage is determined by many laws and acts enacted by India's parliament. This paper also mentions the Hindu Marriage Act of 1955, the Muslim Marriage Act of 1954, the Christian Marriage Act of 1872, etc. The article was completed by referring to prior articles and research papers on the subject.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 3686 - 3693


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