The book is highly acclaimed and most authoritative commentary on Hindu Law and widely cited in numerous Supreme Court and High Court judgments. The book is divided into two Parts. Part 1 of the commentary deals with customary Hindu Law. Part 2 contains section-wise commentary on four major enactments, The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, The Hindu Succession Act, 1956, The Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act, 1956, and The Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956.
This edition will analyze and explain contemporary issues such as rights of daughters in the joint Hindu property, women as Karta, legality of waiting period for divorce by mutual consent, legality of & protection of children born out of live-in relationships, irretrievable breakdown of marriage as a ground for divorce, child custody, inter-country adoptions.