When the British captured Bengal they framed many laws to regulate the rules regarding marriage, adoption, inheritance of property because they consider Indian practices to be harsh especially for women and illegal.
The reformers worked for improving the status of women in the society using the knowledge of ancient texts. They didn’t discard the ancient texts but they took verses from ancient texts to show that existing evil practices were against early traditions.
No, Reformers in India did not get full support from all the sections of society because some of the people consider these changes to be against the Indian traditions.
The child marriage restraint act was passed in 1929.
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