Vol. 4, Issue 6 (2017)
A critical analysis on disputes of Hindu women’s property right in India
Author(s): Dr. Gyanendra Kumar Sahu
Abstract: In India the women’s right to property inheritance is limited and frequently violated. Under Hindu law, sons have an independent share in the ancestral property. The married daughters, even those facing marital harassment have no residential rights in the ancestral home. Due to patriarchal society the inheritance rights of property of women concerned with the immovable property especially land the properties keep intact with their families but in the Mitakshara it is considered to be more liberal in acknowledging that when women inherited property this could also be stridhan It is an important aspect even in contemporary society since it denies to women to control over the most important productive resource in the Indian economy which is land. In practically widows have no share in the family property in the joint family normally had the right to maintenance by the heirs of the husbands.