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Hindu Succession Act, 1956

[Act No. 30 of Year 1956, dated 17th. June, 1956]

Contents
Sections Particulars
Chapter I Preliminary
1 Short title and extent
2 Application of Act
3 Definitions and interpretatsons
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
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 houses
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
  The schedule

An Act to amend and codify the law relating to intestate succession among Hindus

Be it enacted by Parliament in the Seventh Year of the Republic of India as follows:-



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