The Nibandh was enacted to consolidate various laws governing the Hindus which were prevalent in the former State of Baroda. The said Nibandh was made applicable, interalia, to all Hindus either by birth or by conversion. Section 3 thereof provides that nothing in the said Nibandh shall apply to the customs then prevalent in any family, community or region in respect of the matters except the matters included in Appendix-1 to the Nibandh. Chapter-2 thereof relates to the Hindu undivided family. Section 8 thereof enumerates the persons who can be the co-parceners in the joint family property. Such persons include (a) male descendants for three generations from a common ancestor; (b) male descendants for three generations from the male descendant of the concerned Branch after the death of such common ancestor; and (c) the widow of a male co-parcener on either the death of such male co-parcener or on such male co-parcener's renouncing the world. Appendix-1 to the said Nibandh refers to several matters, but does not refer to the matter as regards the Hindu joint family.