Cohabitation as a Legal Controversy in India

By Pratiksha Yadav, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. Traditionally, in India, there existed only one kind of relationship between an unrelated male and female and that was “Marriage”. Marriage legally entitles both the persons involved, to co-habit; the children born out of a…

From Sacrament to Contract – The Changing Nature of Hindu Marriages in India

By Sandhya Shyamsundar, WBNUJS, Kolkata. Marriage has been, since the ancient times, one of the most important social institutions. It implies the union of man and woman in body and soul. Sociologists have offered various definitions of marriage, among them being…