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February 1874
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INDIA Act III, 1874....."Whereas it is expedient to make such provision as hereinafter appears for the enjoyment of
wages and earnings by women married before the first day of January, 1866, and for insurances
on lives by persons married before or after that day:
And whereas by the Indian Succession Act, 1865, section 4,1 it is enacted that no person shall by
marriage acquire any interest in the property of the person whom he or she marries, nor become
incapable of doing any act in respect of his or her own property, which he or she could have
done, if unmarried : ·
And whereas by force of the said Act all women to whose marriages it applies are absolute
owners of all property vested in, or acquired by, them, and their husbands do not by their
marriage acquire any interest in such property, but the said Act does not protect such husbands
from liabilities on account of the debts of their wives contracted before marriage, and does not
expressly provide for the enforcement of claims by or against such wives :
It is hereby enacted as follows : -,,,

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The Indus Valley civilization, one of the world's oldest, flourished during the 3rd and 2nd millennia B.C. and extended into northwestern India. Aryan tribes from the northwest infiltrated the Indian subcontinent about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. The Maurya Empire of the 4th and 3rd centuries B.C. - which reached its zenith under ASHOKA - united much of South Asia. The Golden Age ushered in by the Gupta dynasty (4th to 6th centuries A.D.) saw a flowering of Indian science, art, and culture.

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