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Hinduism - Who Is Jimutavahana?

 

Jimutavahana is a Sanskrit word that means "to be free" (early 12th c.) Author of the Dayabhaga, a legal document that deals mostly with inheritance, partition, and property division.

It subsequently became the primary legal authority for the Bengal cultural region; places beyond Bengal were often controlled by the Mitakshara, a distinct legal document.

The nature of inheritance is one of the key differences between these books.

The Mitakshara emphasizes survivorship inheritance, in which only live men may inherit property, while the Dayabhaga emphasizes succession inheritance, in which a deceased man's heirs can inherit in his name.


 


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