Hindu Law; With an Appendix of Mahomedan Law of Inheritance

9780217001137: Hindu Law; With an Appendix of Mahomedan Law of Inheritance
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897. Excerpt: ... authority to the junior widow to adopt in the event of that son's death, and. on the happening of that event the junior widow adopted a son, it has been held that the senior widow cannot be divested of the estate which became vested in her as the mother and heiress of the son: Faiz-uddin v. Tincowri, 22 C. S., 565. So also when on the existing son's death the estate vested in his widow or in his paternal grandmother or other heir, it has been held that his mother in the former case, and his stepmother in the latter, could not adopt, and cause the estate to be divested: Bhoobanmoyee v. Ramkisor, 10 M. I. A., 279 = 3 W. R., P. C, 15; Dromomoyee v. Shama, 12 C. S., 246; Annamab v. Mabhu, 8 Mad., H. C. R., 108. But if the estate vests in the adopting widow by inheritance from her son or son's son, and she then adopts, the adoption will be valid, and the widow will be divested of the estate, according to the Mitakshara school: Jamnabai v. Raychand, 7 B. S., 225; Vindyakrav v. Lakshmibai, 11 B. S., 318; Lakshmi v. Gatto, 8 A. S., 319; Manikchand v. Jugutsetani, 17 U. S., 518. The law seems to be different in the Bengal school, as regards devesting in such cases, because here under no circumstances can a brother take in preference to the mother, or a paternal uncle in preference to the paternal grandmother; whereas accor-ding to the Mitakshara the male members of a joint family take, to the exclusion of the females, the undivided co-parcenery interest of a deceased member; and the adoption may be assumed to relate back to the time when the estate vested in the adopting widow. It has, however, been held by the Bombay High Court that an adoption made by a mother who succeeded as heir to her son after his death and that of his widow, is invalid, the power being at ...

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