Commentary on the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 : Incorporating All the Amendments in the Act, Rules from the Commencement of the Act with Latest Case Law and Extracts from Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956
The book is one of the best introduction of the Hindu marriage Act 1955.
I. Preliminary: 1. Short title and extent. 2. Application of act. 3. Definitions. 4. Overriding effect of act. II. Hindu marriages: 5. Condition for Hindu marriage. 6. [Repealed]. 7. Ceremonies for a Hindu marriage. 8. Registration of Hindu marriage. III. Restitution of conjugal rights and judicial separation: 9. Restitution of conjugal rights. 10. Judicial separation. IV. Nullity of marriage and divorce: 11. Void marriages. 12. Voidable marriages. 13. Divorce. 13A. Alternate relief in divorce proceedings. 13B. Divorce by mutual consent. 14. No petition for divorce to be presented within one year of marriage. 15. Divorced persons when may marry again. 16. Legitimacy of children of void and voidable marriages. 17. Punishment of bigamy. 18. Punishment for contravention of certain other conditions for Hindu marriage. V. Jurisdiction and procedure: 19. Court to which petition shall be presented. 20. Contents and verification of petitions. 21. Application of act V of 1908. 21A. Power to transfer petitions in certain cases. 21B. Special provision relating to trial and disposal of petitioners under the act. 21C. Documentary evidence. 22. Proceedings to be in camera and may not be printed or published. 23. Decree in proceedings. 23A. Relief for respondent in divorce and other proceedings. 24. Maintenance pendent lite and expenses of proceedings. 25. Permanent alimony and maintenance. 26. Custody of children. 27. Disposal of property. 28. Appeals from decrees and orders. 28A. Enforcement of decrees and orders. VI. Savings and repeals: 29. Savings. 30. [Repeals]. Appendices: 1. The Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956. 2. Rules of High Court. 3. Registration of marriage rules.