Ancient Hindu Law&Marriage
Marriage is one of 16 samaskara's as propounded by Veda Vysa,it is stated that Sudra has only one samaskara ,that is marriage.
The gotra and surname of wife changes, as she will be regarded as family member of husband.
Secular Hindu Law :
The Hindu code bill was introduce for the first time during interim-parliament session by Law Minister Dr.B.R Ambedkar ,but there was no progress as Dr Ambedkar resigned from the Ministry.After first general election  ,four acts into existence during year 1955-1956.
- Hindu Marriage Act ,1955.
- Hindu Succession Act ,1956
- Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act ,1956
- Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act,1956
Conditions for Valid Hindu Marriage under Hindu Marriage Act ,1955:
(i)Neither party has a spouse living at the time of marriage;
(ii)At the time of marriage, neither party,
(a)Is incapable of giving a valid consent to it in consequence of unsoundness of mind; or
(b)Though capable of giving a valid consent, has been suffering from mental disorder of such a kind or to such an extent as to be unfit for marriage and the procreation of children; or
(c)Has been subject to recurrent attacks of insanity;
(iii)The bridegroom has completed the age of [twenty-one years] and the bride, the age of [eighteen years] at the time of marriage;
(iv)The parties are not within the degrees of prohibited relationship unless the custom or usage governing each of them permits of a marriage between the two;
(v)The parties are not sapindas of each other, unless the custom or usage governing each of them permits of a marriage between the two.
- Kane,P.V.(1973),History of DharmaŚãstra,Poona: Bhandarkar Oriental research Institute.
- Mulla -Hindu Law