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second wife of a Hindu male

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Anil Agrawal (Retired)     06 February 2010

 Was there any law at any time that permitted Hindus to have more than one wife or did we ape the Moghuls and Muslim kings until the British made it illegal?

G. ARAVINTHAN (Legal Consultant / Solicitor)     07 February 2010

 No Hindu can have a Second wife during the living relationship of First wife.

If first wife is died, then the second wife can get her status as wife.

If second marriage happen after death of first wife, then the second wife is the legally wedded wife.

In all the cases, children born to them have equal value

Rao (HR Exe)     20 December 2011


Are there any provisions to marry a 2nd wife when 1st wife is alive ?

Like with the consent of 1st wife, etc.?

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