Shweta Vishwanathan’s Torts is part of EBC’s Simply, Legal! series. The author has made an excellent effort to convey the concepts, contours and conundrums of the basic branch of law - Torts. The narrative style of the book is simple and very easy to understand. By using illustrations effectively, the author has made the book highly entertaining. The book is divided into 17 chapters and covers all the topics taught under Tort Law from “What constitutes a tort?” to Legal Damages and Remedies. All the topics under Tort Law such as Vicarious Liability, Nuisance, Negligence, Defamation, etc. have been taught in a fun and conversational manner to bring back the fun of studying the basic laws of India. In this book, the principles of Tort Law are linked with everyday examples to bring home a realization that law is all around you and not some isolated, complicated thing standing by itself. This book will also help the reader to think like a lawyer by comprehending the various principles of tort law, apply it to a given situation and get the answer as per the law. This book is useful not just for novices who are not initiated into law but also for lawyers and judges who want to brush up their fundamentals over a period of time.
Extract from the Foreword
Shweta Vishwanathan’s Book “Simply Legal” is simply too good. She made an excellent effort to convey the concepts, contours and conundrums of the basic branch of law—Torts. Her narration is plain and simple, at the same time capturing all the essential elements of the various aspects of the topics chosen by her.
—Justice J. Chelameswar
Former Judge, Supreme Court of India
Table Of Contents:
Table of Cases
1. What Constitutes a Tort?
2. Legal Damage
3. Remedies Under Tort Law
4. General Defences
5. Vicarious Liability
7. Fraud and Negligent Misstatements
8. Trespass: To the Person, to Land and to Goods
9. Malicious Prosecution
12. Remoteness of Damage
13. Liability of Keeper of: Dangerous Premises, Goods and Animals