This is the 4th edition of the erudite work which ever since it was first pubished in 1975 has achieved immense popularity among the legal fraternity of India. The method of treatment of the subject makes the book both interesting and instructive. The work is arranged in 13 chapters, with very important topics which deal with special problems arising in the interpretation of statutes, supported by a wealth of judicial authorities. With an objective approach, even on diverse points, the author has presented reasonable and lucid conclusions.
The Introduction itself is a good guide to lawyers and Judges for clearing any anomalies in the rules of statutory construction as the author’s approach in interpretation is purely Indian. The analysis and originality in the treatment of the subject are refreshing.
The several aspects of the subject with which the author has dealt make the book interesting not only to academicians but also to practitioners, lawyers and Judges. The book is a prescribed text for LL.B. students studying the subject and for the Legislative Drafting course in the LL.B. (Hons) programme, as per the UGC Model curriculum applicable from July, 2002.