The Future Of Coparcenary: Rise In Nuclear Families

Tanya Sharma, University School of Law and Legal Studies, GGSIPU, New Delhi


Family in India is a complex social system. Traditionally, joint families were always a preference in India; they were almost a mark of wealth and property across caste and class. However, today the number of nuclear families is on an all- time rise. Nuclear families have always been in emergence amongst the poorer community of India because of several factors linking financial constraints, However, statistics show that the concept is on an exponential rise in Urban cities of India as well, thus indicating that it is slowly becoming a matter of preference and not economic standing. A nuclear family is usually represented as a family small in size. Reasons for the growth of nuclear families in India could be plenty, ranging from the fact that they are economically more feasible owing to fewer members to it becoming a lifestyle choice for the newer generation. With plummeting number of joint families in India, the concept of ancestral property has become almost obsolete, the purpose of this article is thus to understand, what remains of the right of coparcenary when in reality there hardly remains any ancestral property.

Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

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