Streedhana and Mehr
12 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2007
Date Written: January 10, 2007
Streedhana is the exclusive property of woman under Hindu Law. Mehr, which is also known as Dower, is also the exclusive property of woman under Islamic Law. But, both are very different and at the same time not different as both reflect the position of women in Indian society. Both are in monetary form and given at the time of or during the time of marriage or in connection with the marriage.
Keywords: Women, Property Rights, Streedhana, Mehr, Dower, Deffered Dower
JEL Classification: K1
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