LL.B (Hons.) 3 Year


Family Law – I



Module – I  Introduction to Personal Laws

  1. Sources of Hindu Law
    • Ancient Sources – Shrutis & Smritis, Commentaries & Digest, Custom
    • Modern Sources – Judicial Decisions , Legislations, Equity, Justice and Good Conscience 
  1. Sources of Muslim Law

2.1       Primary Sources – Quran, Sunnat, Ahadis, Ijma, Qiyas

2.2       Secondary Sources – Custom, Judicial Decision, Legislation, Equity, Justice and Good Conscience

  1. Schools of Hindu Law & Muslim Law

Module – II Marriage Laws

  1. Marriage under Hindu Law
    • Nature , Definition and Forms of Marriage
    • Conditions for Marriage & Registration of Marriage
    • Marriage Ceremonies and proof of Marriage
    • Degree of Prohibited relationship and Sapinda relationship
    • Grounds of Void & Voidable Marriage
  1. Marriage under Muslim Law
    • Definition, Nature and Scope of Muslim Marriage (Nikah)
    • Difference between Hindu & Muslim Marriage
    • Essential Conditions of Muslim Marriage
    • Classification of Muslim Marriage
    • Distinction between Shia & Sunni Law of Marriage 

Module – III         Dissolution of Marriage

  1. Judicial Separation & Restitution of Conjugal Rights
  2. Dissolution of Marriage under Hindu Law
  • Nullity of Marriage
  • Grounds of Divorce & Wife’s Special Grounds for Divorce
  • Divorce by Mutual Consent
  • Irretrievable Breakdown of Marriage
  1. Dissolution of Marriage under Muslim Law
    • Essentials of Talaq
    • Modes of Talaq
    • Judicial Separation under The Dissolution of Muslim Marriage Act, 1939
    • Distinction between Shia & Sunni Law of Divorce

Module – IV         Maintenance and Adoption

  1. Maintenance under Hindu Law
    • Provisions under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955
    • Provisions under the Hindu Adoption & Maintenance Act, 1956
    • Provisions under the Cr.P.C, 1973
  2. Maintenance under Muslim Law
    • Maintenance to Muslim Wife
    • Divorced Wife’s Right to Maintenance under Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act, 1986
    • Maintenance to Muslim Children
  3. Adoption under Hindu Law
    • Who may adopt, who may give in adoption and who can be adopted
    • Ceremonies of Adoption & Effects of Adoption
    • Relationship of Adopted Child & Proof of Adoption

Module – V Guardianship

  1. Guardianship of person– Natural, Testamentary and Guardian appointed by court
  2. Guardianship of minors property
  3. Defacto Guardian
  4. Guardianship under Muslim Law
    • Meaning , Appointment and Removal of Guardianship
    • Kinds of guardianship- guardianship in marriage, person and property 

Suggested Reading: 

  1. Paras Diwan, Modern Hindu Law, Allahabad Law Agency, 1993
  2. Mulla, Principles of Hindu Law, Lexis Nexis, 2007
  3. A.A. Fyzee, Outlines of Mohammadan Law, Oxford University Press, 1974
  4. Afzal Qutb, A Treatise on Faith Oriented Family Norms, 1990
  5. Kusum, Marriage and Divorce Law Manual, Universal Law Publishing Co. Pvt.Ltd.,2000
  1. M. Gandhi, Family Law, Eastern Book Company, 2012
  2. Tahir Mahmood, The Muslim Law of India, Law Book Company, 1980
  3. Paras Diwan – Family Law, Allahabad Law Agency, 2001
  4. Mulla, Principles of Mohammadan Law, Lexis Nexis, 1906