Isha Nagpal, School of Law, Mody University
Maintenance is some amount of money that a former husband pays regularly to his former wife. This research paper makes an analysis of the Hindu and Muslim personal laws of maintenance. It deals with the statutes whereby Hindu classical law has been codified. Judicial pronouncements with regard to maintenance under Hindus have been included. Muslim personal law on maintenance and the struggle of the Muslim women while demanding a change in their maintenance rights have been duly discussed. Case laws which were deemed essential for the purpose of the research paper have been incorporated here in the paper.
Keywords: Maintenance, Hindu Law, Muslim Law, Rights, Marriage