Kumud Desai’s Indian Law of Marriage and Divorce is a comprehensive commentary on the personal laws of the country, relevant Central and State Acts, and Rules, including a part dedicated to general principles relating to matrimonial laws. To aid the understanding of the reader, the book is divided into nine parts, in addition to an exhaustive list of appendices. The latest legal and judicial position is captured under each of the eight parts, and the ninth part contains general principles which are common to all personal laws; constituting a crux of the analysis in the preceding parts. Moreover, this book is the first of its kind, which seeks to examine in detail the issue of gender equity in the matter of divorce in Muslim personal law of India through three dimensional perspective; legal, sociological and Constitutional, relying on substantive empirical data.
This new edition has been revised and updated with important judicial pronouncements and legislative developments, making it an essential reference for judges, legal practitioners, academicians, researchers and students.