A Selection of Leading Cases on the Hindu Law of Inheritance: With Notes, Part 1

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C. D'Cruiz, 1870 - Hindu law - 659 pages
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Page 13 - the wealth which they may earn, is (regularly) acquired for the man to whom they belong," it also relates (only) to wealth earned by mechanical arts and the like. It is moreover agreeable to reason, to refer this also to their not having absolute dominion in wealth received on their supersession
Page 219 - in which it is said that" in the absence of evidence to the contrary, it must be assumed that the price received by the father became a part of the assets of the joint-family." If the father was not entitled to raise the money by sale of the estate, and the son is entitled to set aside that sale,
Page 305 - A barren wife, may be superseded by another in the eighth year : she, whose children are all dead, in the tenth ; she, who brings forth only daughters, in the eleventh ; she, who speaks unkindly, without delay. 'But she, who, though afflicted with illness, is beloved and virtuous, must never
Page 118 - says," The wife and the daughters, also both parents, brothers likewise and their sons, gentiles, cognates, a pupil and a fellow-student : On failure of the first among these, the next in order is indeed heir to the estate of one, who departed for heaven leaving no male issue. This rule extends to all persons and classes.
Page 309 - him banish the offender from his realm, but with all his. property secure and his body unhurt. 381. No greater crime is known, on earth than slaying a Brahman ; and the king, therefore, must not even form in his mind an idea of killing a priest.
Page 213 - of that family, whilst it remains ' undivided, can predicate of the 'joint and undivided property ' that he, that particular member, ' has a certain definite share. No ' individual of an undivided family ' could go to the place of receipt ' of rent, and claim to take from ' the Collector or Bailiff of the ' rents a certain definite share.
Page 37 - any one die without issue, or enter a religious order, let the rest of the brethren divide his wealth, except the wife's separate property. Let them allow a maintenance to his women for life, provided these preserve unsullied the bed of their lord. But, if they behave otherwise, the brethren may resume that allowance.
Page 39 - A son of any description must be anxiously adopted by one who has none: for the sake of the funeral cake, water, and solemn rites ; and for the celebrity of his name." He who has no son may appoint his daughter in this manner to raise up a son for him
Page 99 - Whatever else is acquired by the co-parcener himself, without detriment to the father's estate, as a present from a friend, or a gift at nuptials, does not appertain to the co-heirs ; nor shall he who recovers hereditary property, which had been taken away, give it up to the parceners : nor what has been gained by science.
Page 292 - applicable to such a disposition, it does not we think, affect the 3rd defendant's right to the portion of land allotted to him. It states the conclusion of a disquisition on proprietary right by birth. " Therefore it is a settled point that property in the. paternal or ancestral. estate is by birth,

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