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Law of Contract & Specific Relief
by Avtar Singh
Edition: 12th Edition, Reprinted 2020
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Format: Paperback/eBook
Pages: 1120 pages
Publisher: Eastern Book Company
Language: English
ISBN: 9839388206044, 9789388822893
Dimensions: 24 *5 * 16.5 * 2.7 cm
Shipping Weight: 1.532(Kg)
Publisher Code: AC/604, EA/1116, AD/289
Date Added: 2019-07-17
Search Category: Textbooks,Textbooks
Jurisdiction: Indian

Contract and Specific Relief by Dr. Avtar Singh is an authoritative and most sought after book on the subject. The book deals with the intricacies of contract law in a straightforward and lucid style. The book covers many new developing areas in contract law which are of practical and academic importance.

The current twelfth edition of the book has been thoroughly revised and updated by the author. The book covers recent decisions on issues arising out of modern day trade and commerce, which have thereby contributed to the development of the law on the subject. For example, whether an agreement entered into by e-mail process, though not signed by parties has binding effect; whether BCCI can have an interest in events organised by the Board; whether pledgee’s right for his dues prevails over all other rights and claims; and whether privity of contract is necessary for seeking specific performance.

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About The Author 

Dr. Avtar Singh, B.Com., LL.M., LL.D, is a multi-faceted personality, who has adorned his cap with multiple feathers- Author, Advocate, Professor. He has been awarded with numerous prestigious honours like Saraswati Sammaan by the U.P. Government and Vidya Bhushan Sammaan by the Hindi Sansthan in U.P., for his contributions in the field of legal education. In his decades long career he has been a visiting professor of Business Laws at IIM, Lucknow and Reader in Law at Lucknow University. 

Titles written by him have been prescribed by many leading universities and have been lauded by both students and teachers. His works and writing style have been appreciated both Nationally and Internationally. 

He has followed his signature style of writing in all his works- the most comprehensive study of the subject that he takes in his hands in a simple and lucid language. He has written in both English and Hindi languages. 

His list of works include: Business Law, Company Law (in English and Hindi), Competition Law, Consumer Protection: Law and Practice, Contract Law (Easy Law Series), Introduction to Company Law (in English and Hindi), Introduction to Law of Negotiable Instruments, Introduction to Partnership (including Limited Liability Partnership) (in English and Hindi), Intellectual Property Law, Law of Arbitration and Conciliation (in English and Hindi), Laws of Banking and Negotiable Instruments (in English and Hindi), Law of Carriage (Air, Land and Sea), Law of Contract and Specific Relief (in English and Hindi), Law of Insolvency, Law of Insurance, Law of Partnership (Principles, Practice & Taxation), Law of Sale of Goods (in English and Hindi), Negotiable Instruments (in English and Hindi), Textbook on Law of Contract and Specific Relief. 




  • "This book on the law of Contract by Avtar Singh, a distinguished author is more comprehensive than an equivalent American book as it covers additional topics such as agency, some aspects of partnerships, bank guarantees and bailment. It is based on the Indian Contract Act of 1872, as amended and related laws." - Law Books in Review, U.S.A.

  • "Dr. Avtar Singh has written a clear, simple and highly readable book on the subject. The book includes chapters on quasi-contracts, contracts of indemnity, guarantee, bailment, pledge, and agency. Copious reference is also made to English as well as to the Indian cases and statutes." - Malaya Law Review (Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore) 

  • "It contains a very careful collection of the latest case-law that explains the provisions of the Statute. The book will be found useful not only by the students of law, but also by professionals like company secretaries, chartered accountants and lawyers alike." - Chartered Secretary

  • "This book highlights the pragmatic approach of the author with a focus on case-law based pedagogy of teaching and is a collection of the latest case-laws which explains various provisions of the Statute. This book is an excellent reference book for the law student and proves to be very useful not just for the law students and law academicians but also for lawyers, chartered accountants, company secretaries etc. It is a very rich contribution to the Law of Contract." - Dr. Joshua N. Aston, Assistant Professor of Law, Dean, Students' Welfare & Officer on Special Duty (Office of Director) Gujarat National Law University


  • I understand the importance of Prof.Singh's book on law of contracts by imagining, which textbook would I prescribe to my students if this book were not there! There are more voluminous and authoritative works by other scholars but when it comes to prescribe a textbook to my students, this book is my first choice. I have learnt from it when I was a student and I depend on it as a teacher. -Rajesh Kapoor, Faculty for Contracts, NALSAR University of Law, Justice City, Hyderabad.

  • "This book delivers an entertaining account and perspective on contract act. The book is an excellent resource to students, educators and to the lawyers" - Annirudh Vashishtha, Assistant Professor, Amity University.

  • "It is a must read for students who are from vernacular background and for those who want to understand the concepts of contract." - Aswini Patro, Assistant Professor, KIIT School of Law, KIIT University.

  • "Book covers the latest judgments and also the recent discussions on issues arising out of modern day trade and commerce. The book will be useful for students and lawyers." - Prof. Komal Dhaiya, SGT University.

  • The latest edition of "Contract and Specific Relief" by Avtar Singh book delivers a different and unconventional perspective on the contract act .The book is a great resource to students, educators and to the lawyers - Prof. S. K. Gaur, Amity University, Lucknow.

  • "Language used in the book as well as structure of the book is good".- Dr. Madhuker Sharma, Asst. Prof. of Law, Symbiosis Law School, Noida
  • "The book provides a framework for common contract provisions. The author has tried to make abstract concepts more concrete. The chapters are broken down into various concepts nicely."- Anubha Srivastava, Asst. Professor, School of Law, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Bengaluru.
  • " The language is very easy.Recommended for students as it is easily comprehendible".- Adv. Jennifer Parekh, Visiting Faculty Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University.
  •  " The book is excellent in terms of legal content and coverage of law. It also covers latest case laws."- Dr. Manpreet Kaur, Assistant Professor of Law.    
  • " Dr. Avtar Singh is a well known personality academician. Principles of contract and specific relief Act , thoer co-relative effect on the transaction is dealt in properly. The clarity in concept, simple language and updated cases makes this book popular."- Kusum lata, Asst. Professor.
  • " Book is excellent for LL.B three years course and competitive exams."- Dr. Bipin Kumar, Asst. Prof. National Law University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
  • "It is a well structured textbook which explains the essentials of the Indian Contract Act which is one of the most important subjects for students aspiring a career in corporate law."- Dr. Balakrishnan K, Associate Prof., NUALS.
  • "Highly recommended for students."- Golda Sahoo, Assistant Professor (Law) at KIIT Law School
  • " The language is very easy. Recommended for students as it is easily comprehendible".-Advocate Jennifer Parekh, Visiting Faculty at BVDU
  • " Very good quality book helpful to understand the concepts of Law of Contract."-  Dr. Rakesh Kumar Handa, Assistant Prof of Law, USLLS, GGSLPU.

Table Of Contents:

 Part I


 1. Agreement, Contract and Proposal

 2. Acceptance

 3. Consideration

 4. Capacity to Contract

 5. Free Consent

 6. Mistake

 7. Legality of Object

 8. Discharge of Contract

 9. Discharge by Breach

 10. Certain Relations Resembling Those Created by Contract

 Part II


 11. Contract of Indemnity

 12. Guarantee

 13. Bailment

 14. Pledge

 15. Agency

Part III


 16. Specific Relief Act, 1963




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