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Title: Vicissitudes of women’s inheritance right: England, Canada and India at the dawn of 21st century
Authors: Mishra, Archana
Jindal Global Law School
Keywords: Inheritance right of women
Inheritance law of Canada
Hindu women
Muslim women
Indian Succession Act, 1925
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2016
Publisher: Indian Law Institute, Banglore
Citation: Mishra, Archana. (2016). Vicissitudes of women’s inheritance right: England, Canada and India at the dawn of 21st century. Journal of the Indian Law Institute, Vol 58 No 4: 481-508
Abstract: Women’s economic status and social security is influenced by her ownership and control over immovable property. Since time immemorial framing of all property laws have been exclusively for the benefit of man. Devolution of property under family law is profoundly conditioned by historical legacies, statutory laws, personal laws as is evident in the development of succession laws of Canada and India. Though numerous notions of English succession law became part of both these countries due to prolonged colonial presence, with passage of time, these laws continued to evolve and differ from English law. This paper reflects the changes brought about by modern thought of equality and positive discrimination favoring women’s right to property in England, Canada and India. It also analyses the implication of existing statutory provisions, their judicial interpretations and desirous changes that could be brought to improve the social and economic conditions of women.
ISSN: 0019-5731
Appears in Collections:JGU Research Publications

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