The Hindu Succession Act, 1956 is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted to amend and codify the law relating to intestate or unwilled succession, among Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and Sikhs.[ The Act lays down a uniform and comprehensive system of inheritance and applies to persons governed by both the Mitākṣarā and Dāyabhāga schools. It is hailed for its consolidation of Hindu laws on succession into one Act.
(Ps&A) deals with the following provisions of the Hindu succession act:
Act not to apply to certain properties, Devolution of interest of coparcenaries , Devolution of interest in the property of a toward, tavazhi, kutumba, kavaru or illom, General rules of succession in the case of males Order of succession among heirs in the Schedule, Distribution of property among heirs in class I of the Schedule, Distribution of property among heirs in class II of the Schedule, Order of succession among agnates and cognates, Computation of degrees For the purposes of determining the order of succession among agnates or cognates, relationship shall be reckoned from the intestate to the heir in terms of degrees of ascent or degrees of descent or both, as the case may be. Degrees of ascent and degrees of descent shall be computed inclusive of the intestate. Every generation constitutes a degree either ascending or descending. Property of a female Hindu to be her absolute property, General rules of succession in the case of female Hindus , Order of succession and manner of distribution among heirs of a female Hindu , Special provisions respecting persons governed by Marumakkattayam and Aliyasantana laws , Full blood , Mode of succession of two or more, Right of child in womb, Presumption in cases of simultaneous deaths, Preferential right to acquire property in certain cases, Murderer disqualified , Convert’s descendants disqualified, Succession when heir , Disease, defect, Escheat, Testamentary succession