The current fourth edition of B.M. Gandhi’s Indian Penal Code revised by Dr K.A. Pandey is an authoritative commentary on the subject. The author has thoroughly revised and updated this work incorporating the latest statutory and case law developments.
The following are the notable features of this new edition:
Analyses the provisions of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013, which made substantive changes to the penal provisions affecting women and children.
Aggravated forms of offences and their cognate offences have been grouped together for easy grasping.
Contains recommendations of Law Commission of India and important committees with respect to IPC.
Contains relevant provisions of connected legislations to impart a complete knowledge. For example, criminal liability of a child has been discussed vis-a-vis the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015.
A new appendix on victimology and rights of victim has been added.
Incorporates the latest thinking on the various aspects of criminal law.
Prominent cases and principles included in a Box.
Overview at the start of each chapter prepares the reader to easily learn and conceptualise things discussed in the chapter.
This edition also comes with a companion web resource EBC ExplorerTM (www.ebcexplorer.com) which provides FREE access to:
Important case law indicated by Case PilotTM.
Important statutes indicated by Statute PilotTM.
Useful LinksTM feature to get access to a compilation of free resources.
Discussion ForumTM to post comments, discuss issues and explore ideas.
SCC Online Blog® to stay updated on recent development in this area.
Cochin University Law Review : A novel feature of the book, which qualitatively makes its identity distinct from other books on the Code is that it briefly discusses the concept of socio-economic crimes with a historical outline of their origin and their nature and scope; it also mentions about the nexus between politics and crime and provides a statistical estimate of crimes likely to be committed in India of the 21st century.
Central India Law Quarterly : It incorporates, though in brief, some new crimes like transsexualism, wife beating and domestic violence, and deals with them to the best advantage of the readers. The book can, for this reason, be said to be different from many others. The book can be claimed to be a rational combination of a textbook and lawyer's commentary and this feature has been rightly claimed as its novel feature. The book has merits of its own and deserves a place in all law libraries.
Criminal Law Journal : The subject matter is arranged chapter-wise as in I.P.C. text itself and the relevant sections scattered in the text relating to a particular topic are brought together topic-wise in one place and dealt with that topic in its entirety. This is the speciality of this book. The second novel feature of the book is that, while presenting a topic, its meaning, the principle involved, the object and scope, explanation of terms and exceptions and comments thereon are given. The distinctions between terms and various sections are explained. At the end of each section, punishment, practice and procedure are stated for easy reference. The author has also touched on the present day crimes of corruption.