Women's position in Hindu jurisprudence is unique and has, for this reason, always justified a separate treatment in detail. Legal position of Hindu women had been an area of interest and intense controversy at the same time, especially for the student of historical jurisprudence. The enquiry into legal position of women holds fast the thread which binds together modern and primitive conceptions of law and seeks to trace the connection between them. The value of such an enquiry can not merely be confined to the field of pure legal theory. In matter of Hindu law questions have frequently arisen in the courts which can only be solved by the light thrown by these antiquarian enquiries.
The subject of this volume in its entirety has never before been thoroughly explored and elucidated. The book is an attempt to carry a thorough investigation to trace historically the various stages in the development of the position of women in Hindu law. The enquiry is entirely based on original sources.