Considerations on the Hindoo Law, as it is Current in Bengal

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Mission Press, 1824 - Hindu law - 478 pages

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Page xlix - The son of a young woman unmarried, the son of a pregnant bride, a son bought, a son by a twice-married woman, a son self-given, and a son by a Sudra, are the six kinsmen, but not heirs to collaterals.
Page 239 - For, the ownership of father and son is the same in land which was acquired by the grandfather, or in a corrody, or in chattels, (which belonged to him...
Page v - It would be absurd and unjust to pass an indiscriminate censure on a considerable body of men ; but my experience justifies me in declaring, that I could not with an easy conscience concur in a decision, merely on the written opinion of native lawyers, in any cause in which they could have the remotest interest in misleading the court : nor, how vigilant soever we might be, would it be very difficult for them to mislead us; for a single obscure text, explained by themselves, might be quoted as express...
Page 204 - He, whom his father, or mother with her husband's assent, gives to another as his son, provided that the donee have no issue, if the boy be of the same class and affectionately disposed, is considered as a son given, the gift being confirmed by pouring water.
Page 127 - The son begotten by a man himself in lawful wedlock, the son of his wife begotten in the manner before described, a son given to him, a son made or adopted, a son of concealed birth, or whose real father cannot be known, and a son rejected by his natural parents, are the six kinsmen and heirs : 160.
Page 314 - Calcutta : provided that their inheritance, and succession to lands, rents and goods and all matters of contract and dealing between party and party, shall be determined in the case of...
Page 27 - Therefore, since it is denied, that a gift or sale should be made, the precept is infringed by making one. But the gift or transfer is not null: for a fact cannot be altered by a hundred texts.
Page xvii - The wife and the daughters .also, both parents, brothers likewise, and their sons, gentiles...
Page 130 - By a son a man obtains victory over all people; by a son's son he enjoys immortality; and afterwards by the son of that grandson he reaches the solar abode.

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