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Report No. 81

6.8. Position in Bengal school.-

As to the Bengal School, Raghunandana1, the leading authority of that School on the subject of marriage, has by a comparison of the above text of Yajnavalkya with the texts of two other sages, Vishnu and Narada, deduced the order of guardianship, which is the law in Bengal, and which may be stated thus:2

"The father, paternal-grand father, brother, sakulya, maternal grandfather, maternal uncle, and mother, if of sound mind, are entitled in succession to give a girl in marriage."

1. Udvahatattwa Institutes, Vol. 2, p. 70.

2. Banerjee Marriage and Stridhana, (1923), pp. 48-49.

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