This classic work outlines the structure and process of legal fictions in a systematised and general form. Their institutionalised role and motivational functions have also been studied .
The diversity of situations in which fictions have operated have given rise to a diversity of legal incidents of the various classes of fictions. Of special importance are the legal fictions which operate in national laws. The chapter dealing with legal fictions deployed by the legislature and the judiciary therefore deserves special attention. Other topics dealt with include: Classification, Comparison of Legal Fictions with other Concepts, Legal Persons, Ancient Fictions, Fictions in Hindu Law, Utility of Legal Fictions, Drawbacks of Legal Fictions.
The book is written in a very readable style. The discussion in the book has been profusely illustrated and the important case law on the various points involved has been cited and elucidated. It is bound to be of interest to the Judiciary, lawyers, legislators, academicians and students of law.