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2017, Vol. 9, Issue 1

Strīdhana: As reflected in the Manusmṛti

Author(s): Barnali Deka

Abstract: Most of the ancient Indian societies began as patriarchal ones which permit absolute power of the patriarch over the whole family. In such societies women were regarded as unfit for independence and were denied equality with men in cases of social status as well as religious and spiritual practices. They do not deserve equality with men in the matters like inheritance and succession. The laws of inheritance throw a considerable light on the social status of women in the society. In this respect strīdhana, i.e. 'wife's own property' plays a significant role in the then Indian society. Strīdhana also helps to determine the position of women in the home and society as well. Therefore, attempts have been made here give a brief idea on the concept of strīdhana, woman's dominion over it and the devolution of strīdhana in the light of Manusmṛti.

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How to cite this article:
Barnali Deka. Strīdhana: As reflected in the Manusmṛti. Prācyā. 2017; 9(1): 91-100.