Women and Property Rights in India Present Position of Hindu Women

  • Prof. Dr. J. Vijayalakshmi and S. Arockiam
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  • Prof. Dr. J. Vijayalakshmi

    Director at The Directorate of Legal Studies, TamilNadu, India

  • S. Arockiam

    Research Scholar and Assistant Professor at Chennai Dr. Ambedkar Govt. Law College, Pudupakkam, Tamil Nadu, India

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Women and rights are often a theme for debate. The economic stability of women is the primary concern of all women activists all over the world. Gender equality in terms of property rights is needed of the hour. Religious indifferences should not be a barrier to the economic stability of women. This article would discuss the property rights of Hindu women in India and their fights to achieve their desired goal in terms of property rights on par with men. The right of Hindu women to property is personal to their religion. The Hindu women in India are governed by their personal Laws. This article would bring out how the right of Hindu women to the property is understood under their personal laws and what are their present position and its fallacies. The personal laws on Hindu women in India concerning property rights are not gender-equal. A Stridhana property right is the only form of property right enjoyed by the Hindu women in India in the early time. The concept of stridhana and the women’s estate is discussed to bring out the present position of Hindu women’s right to property. This article would give a positive outlook on women’s rights to property and the fight for equal rights for women is achieved at best in the law book. The property rights of Hindu women have strengthened economic stability. This will give you a glimpse of how Sreedhana property and women’s estate have become their absolute property and their role in coparcenary property and their position.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 4, Page 592 - 604

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.113378

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