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What is Mitakshara law?

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Asked by sigma, 21 Oct '13 11:20 pm
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The Mitkar is a vivti (legal commentary) on the Yajnavalkya Smriti best known for its theory of "inheritance by birth." It was written by Vijnevara, a scholar in the Western Chalukya court in the late eleventh and early twelfth century. Along with the Dyabhga, it was considered one of the main authorities on Hindu Law from the time the British began administering laws in India
Answered by LIPSIKA, 21 Oct '13 11:23 pm

 
  
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Hindu law has two main schools: the Mitakshara school and Dayabhaga school. The Mitakshara (a concise work) is a commentary on the code of Yajnavalkya and is written by Vijnaneshwar. The Dayabhaga is a digest of all the codes and is written by Jimutavahana. The Mitakshara is the orthodox school, whereas the Dayabhaga is a reformist school of Hindu Law.

The Dayabhaga prevails in Bengal and North-East States and it has no sub-schools. The Mitakshara prevails in rest of India and it has four sub-schools, the Benaras (Northern and North-west), the Bombay (Western), the Mithila (Bihar), and, the Dravida or Madras school (South India). Although the Dayabhaga prevails in Bengal, the Mitakshara is also regarded there, as a very high authority on questions in respect whereof there is no express conflict between the two. Likewise, the Dayabhaga is also referred to sometimes in a case governed by Mitakshara law, on points on which the latter is silent.
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Answered by vedprakash sharma, 22 Oct '13 10:24 am

 
  
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Wel just got to know about it through the answers hr.......thank you.........:-)
Answered by Bhuvana, 22 Oct '13 12:09 pm

 
  
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LIPSIKA's answer is a quote from Wikipedia.
I would like to add that one of these two sets of laws is followed by Hindu Undivided Families (joint families sharing property by inheritance from their ancestors). Dayabhaga is mostly followed in Bengal, I understand. HUF is a separate legal entity for tax purposes and is recognized as such by the Income-Tax Act in India.
Answered by Reader Writer, 22 Oct '13 09:41 am

 
  
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As kj!! yaar!! sk in his al. mood!! said!!
Answered by sanjay karmakar, 21 Oct '13 11:23 pm

 
  
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