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The Indian Succession Act

The Indian Succession Act

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Covering
Liability of executors
Mutual will
Alteration and revocation of grant
Two wills, one probate
Intestate and testamentary succession
Applicability of the Act to tribals

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Description
While enacting the Indian Succession Act 1925 the intention of the legislature was to consolidate the law applicable to intestate devolution of immovable property and testamentary succession in general. The British rulers drawing from English laws enacted this Succession Act when it was found that apart from the Hindus and the Muslims, the Parsis and the Christians were not governed by their personal laws in this regard.
Problems discussed
The popular treatise of the celebrated author is now stepping in its fifteenth edition, which attempts to answer all the tricky and complicated questions relating to the subject. Procedures of obtaining probate of a will and issuance of succession certificate are discussed elaborately and made as far as practicable. The work response to the intricate questions on the topics like revocation of probate, uses and abuses of powers by executors and administrators and so on. The problems often arise in the courtroom relating to • applicability of the Act to tribals • consanguinity • domicile • construction of will and bequests • power of executors and administrators, etc. which are dealt with and explained exhaustively.
Study on issues
Special attention has been given to the burning issues, such as • privileged will • revocation of will
• protections against perpetuity • powers of the district judge and district delegate • letters of administration and so on. However, a floodlight of in-depth study has been cast on • probate on lost will • appointment of receiver • succession to stridhana * gift to an unborn person • joint will • caveat, etc. Elaborate and at the same time analytical discussions on matters like conditions of change of domicile, duties and liabilities of executor, optional civil code, probate of an oral will, effect of unnatural provision in the will, etc. find appropriate treatment and are enriched as the work had been in the past by a reference to a plethora of case laws including up to date decisions of the apex court and of different High Courts.
The thoroughly revised and updated work surely would be helpful not only to the bench and bar but also to the academicians and the persons interested in the subject.
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Contents
Part I - Preliminary
Part II - Of Domicile
Part III - Marriage
Part IV - Of Consanguinity
Part V - Intestate Succession

Chapter 1.    Preliminary
Chapter 2.    Rules in Cases of Intestate other than Parsis
Chapter 3.    Special Rules for Parsis Intestates
Part VI - Testamentary Succession
Chapter 1.    Introductory
Chapter 2.    Of Wills and Codicils
Chapter 3.    Of the Execution of Unprivileged Wills
Chapter 4.    Of Privileged Wills
Chapter 5.    Of the Attestation, Revocation, Alteration and Revival of Wills
Chapter 6.    Of the Construction of Wills
Chapter 7.    Of Void Bequests
Chapter 8.    Of the Vesting of Legacies
Chapter 9.    Of Onerous Bequests
Chapter 10.  Of Contingent Bequests
Chapter 11.  Of Conditional Bequests
Chapter 12.  Of Bequests with Directions as to Application or Enjoyment
Chapter 13.  Of Bequests to an Executor
Chapter 14.  Of Specific Legacies
Chapter 15.  Of Demonstrative Legacies
Chapter 16.  Of Ademption of Legacies
Chapter 17.  Of the Payment of Liabilities in Respect of the Subject of a Bequest
Chapter 18.  Of Bequests of Things Described in General Terms
Chapter 19.  Of Bequests of the Interest or Produce of a Fund
Chapter 20.  Of Bequests of Annuities
Chapter 21.  Of Legacies to Creditors and Portioners
Chapter 22.  Of Election
Chapter 23.  Of Gifts in Contemplation of Death
Part VII - Protection of Property Deceased
Part VIII - Representative Title to Property of Deceased on Succession
Part IX - Probate, Letters of Administration and Administration of Assets of Deceased

Chapter 1.    Of Grant of Probate and Letters of Administration
Chapter 2.    Of Limited Grants
Chapter 3.    Alteration and Revocation of Grants
Chapter 4.    Of the Practice in Granting and Revoking Probates and Letters of Administration
Chapter 5.    Of Executors of their own Wrong
Chapter 6.    Of the Powers of an Executor or Administrator
Chapter 7.    Of the Duties of an Executor or Administrator
Chapter 8.    Of Assent to a Legacy by executor or Administrator
Chapter 9.    Of the Payment and Apportionment of Annuities
Chapter 10.  Of the Investment of Funds to provide for Legacies
Chapter 11.  Of the Produce and Interest of Legacies
Chapter 12.  Of the Refunding of Legacies
Chapter 13.  Of the Liability of an Executor or Administrator for Devastation
Part X - Succession Certificates
Part XI - Miscellaneous

Schedules
Appendices
1.    Model Forms
2.    The Hindu Succession Act, 1956
3.    List of Amending Act/Ordinaces/Regulations/Adaption Orders
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Author Details
Sukumar Ray
, LLM, Judge, City Civil Court at Calcutta
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