Doctrine Of Blending
Karan Phatnani, New Law College (BVDU), Pune & Soumita Bhattacharya, Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies, Bengaluru
The Doctrine of Blending postulates a coparcener intentionally throwing his independently acquired property into the joint family stock so as to form a part of it. This article projects that there is no presumption that a Joint Hindu Family possesses any joint family property simply because it is joint, or that if there was a nucleus, any acquisition made by any member of the joint family is joint family property. Despite the fact that a joint family does not have to own property, once the ancestral nucleus is established, all subsequent acquisitions, whether in name of a Karta or any member including the female acquired properties, are presumed to be joint family properties. The doctrine is a combination of two properties or the transformation of one property into another. It does emphasis on the fact that Hindu females have joint family status and does play the role of coparceners.