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Hindu Succession Act, 1956

   
 

Preamble

   
 

Chapter I : PRELIMINARY

1. Short title and extent
2. Application of Act
3. Definitions and interpretations
4. Overriding effect of Act
   
 

Chapter II : INTESTATE SUCCESSION

5. Act not to apply to certain properties
6.

Devolution of interest of coparcenary property

7. Devolution of interest in the property of a tarwad, tavazhi,  kutumba, kavaru or illom
8. General rules of succession in the case of males
9. Order of succession among heirs in the Schedule
10. Distribution of property among heirs in class I of the Schedule
11.

Distribution of property among heirs in class II of the Schedule

12. Order of succession among agnates and cognates
13. Computation of degrees
14. Property of a female Hindu to be her absolute property
15. General rules of succession in the case of female Hindus
16. Order of succession and manner of distribution among heirs of a female Hindu
17. Special provisions respecting persons governed by Marumakkattayam and Aliyasantana laws
   
 

CHAPTER III- GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO SUCCESSION

18. Full blood preferred to half blood
19. Mode of succession of two or more heirs
20. Right of child in womb
21. Presumption in cases of simultaneous deaths
22. Preferential right to acquire property in certain cases
23. Special provision respecting dwelling
24. Certain widows remarrying may not inherit as widows
25. Murderer disqualified
26. Convert’s descendants disqualified
27. Succession when heir disqualified
28. Disease, defect, etc. not to disqualify
29. Failure of heirs
   
 

CHAPTER III- TESTAMENTARY SUCCESSION

30. Testamentary succession
   
 

CHAPTER IV-REPEAL

31.

Repeal

   
  SCHEDULE

 

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