held: "One coparcener
cannot lawfully alter, or deliver into the
Again while three of the southern states (Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka) and Maharashtra have amended this by including daughters as coparceners
, and Kerala has abolished joint family property altogether, all the other states remain highly unequal.
The contrary rule of our earlier law, till Henry VIII, under which no partition could be compelled (except as between coparceners
, who became joint owners by operation of law, so that the position was not voluntarily assumed), rests, no doubt, in reality more on the interest of the chief lord in having the services undivided than on this ground.
64, a partition action may be brought by "any one or more of several joint tenants, tenants in common, or coparceners
, against their cotenants, coparceners
, or others interested in the lands to be divided.