SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-7

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    With reference to the Widow Re-Marriage, consider the following statements:
    (i) Hindu Widow Re-Marriage Act was passed in 1856
    (ii) In 1896, Ishwarchanda Vidhya Sagar, founded widows Home in Pune
    (iii) In 1898, Virasalingam Pantulu founded widows Home in Madras. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    A)  i and ii only      

    B)  i and iii only

    C)  I only  

    D)  i, ii and iii

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] Widow Re-Marriage: Ishwarchanda Vidhya Sagar made efforts in this field; Hindu Widow Re-Marriage Act (Act XV of 1856) was passed on 26th July, 1856. It legalized the widow re-marriage, notwithstanding any custom or interpretation of Hindu law. In 1866, a widow remarriage association started in Bombay. In 1896, Prof. D.K. Karve, founded widows Home in Pune; In 1898, Virasalingam Pantulu founded a similar home in Madras.

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