Here is a link to an old article on Hindu marriage act: An Old Article On Hindu Marriage Act
GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE
A petition for divorce may be presented by either the husband or wife for dissolving the marriage on the following grounds:
That the other party
1. has after the marriage had voluntary sexual intercourse with any other person; or
2. has after the marriage treated the petitioner with cruelty
3. has deserted the petitioner for a continuous period of not less than two years immediately preceding the presentation of the petition,
4. has ceased to be a Hindu by conversion to another religion,
5. has been incurably of unsound mind or has been continuously or intermittently from a mental disorder that the petitioner cannot reasonably be expected to live with such a person,
6. has been suffering from a virulent and incurable form of leprosy,
7. has been suffering from venereal disease in a communicable form
8. has renounced the world by entering any religious order.
9. Has not been heard of as being alive for a period of seven years or more by persons who would have naturally heard of it, had that party been alive.
- A word of advice on dealing with divorce lawyers. This is the female perspective: http://indiandivorce.blogspot.com/2007/11/on-your-guard-when-dealing-with-divorce.html
- Collection of judgments: SC /HC Judgments On Divorce/498A/Bail/DV
- The 498A Survival Guide: This is a must as a divorce leads to an automatic 498A in quite a few cases.