On June 19, 1941, the committee submitted their report and contended that
piecemeal legislation will not be beneficial to society. The time had now come, averred
the committee, to attempt a codification of Hindu Law; but that it should be taken up one
by one, first the Law of Succession, then the Law of Marriage and so on.
Accordingly, two bills prepared by the Government of India were
published on May 30, 1942. On the recommendations of the Joint Committee, the Government
of India appointed a committee for drafting the Hindu Code. The committee consisted of Dr.
Dwaraka Nath Mitter, Principal J. R. Gharpure and Mr. T. R. Venkatarama Sastri, with Mr.
Justice B. N. Rau, as its chairman.
They toured the country; a questionnaire was issued a large number of
persons were examined and then the report was finalized on February 21, 1947. A draft of
the bill to amend and codify certain sections of Hindu Law was also submitted. The Select
Committee examined these and reported on August 12, 1948. The labour of all these
committees blossomed into the present Hindu Code.