Nehil Bhatnagar ,
Guardianship under Hindu Law: A Multi-Dimensional Understanding,
4 (3) IJLMH Page 1486 - 1492 (2021), DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.11622
The Hindu law perspective on family is that it is a man and woman coming together to start a family and have children. The children are supposed to help the parent in their old age and even after death, by doing rituals and giving offerings to God. Thus, the parents should take responsibly of the child and take his care in order to expect his duties. The rights and duties of parent is in the form of guardianship. The issue of guardianship widely studied then why another article on it? In this paper we shall take a multi-dimensional view on the topic. The paper will walk through guardianship under ancient Hindu law. In the present time the families have started to fall apart with advancement in divorce trend. The bone of contention in marriage has always been the custody rather than guardianship; this too shall also be touched.
There will be various axis each going in different directions but all will intersect at the center i.e., concept of guardianship under Hindu law.
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