Schools of Hindu Law
- Exist throughout India except in state of Bengal and Assam.
- The Yagna Valkya smriti was commented on by Vigneshwara under the title Mitakshara.
- The inheritance is based on the principle, i.e., the nearest in blood relationship will get the property.
- A women can never become a co-parcener. (under Hindu succession act 2005)
- A widow of a deceased co-parcener cannot enforce a portion of her husband’s share against his brother.
- There are four sub-schools under this:
- Banaras: (extends to hole North India except rural Punjab)
- Mithila: (Trihut and certain district of North Bihar)
- Maharashtra: (Western India)
- Dravida: (southern India with the whole old presidency of Madras)
- Exist in Bengal and Assam only.
- The yagna valkya smriti is commented on by Jimootavagana under the title Dayabhaga.
- Right of property is not by birth but only by the death of the father.
- Widow has a right to succeed to husband share on the husbands’ death the Widow becomes a co-parcener.