Describe how, according to Manusmriti, the paternal estate was to be divided after the death of the parents with special reference to the rights of women.
a. According to Manu Smriti, after the death of the parents, the paternal estate was to be divided equally among the sons with a special share for the eldest son.
b. Women had no right to claim the share of the property.
c. The women were allowed to retain the gifts that they received on the occasion of their marriage as stridhana.
d. This could be inherited by the children but the husband did not have any claim on it.
e. The women we want against holding the family property or even their own valuables without obtaining permission from the husband.