The work has been updated with the addition of case-law supplement.This edition of the book follows the pattern of the earlier editions in so far as it maintains a discussion of the constitutional and statutory provisions relating to contempt jurisdiction as obtaining in India together with what the courts have ruled from time to time. In addition, recent judicial thinking in some countries following the Anglo-saxon system of jurisprudence has also been noticed.
Many instances of contempt end at the preliminary stage on tender of apology but are nevertheless important precedents. This book has discussed all such important instances and such discussion is not to be found in any other publication.
Important and related topics of contempt by the Press, by Lawyers, by Judges and Presiding Officers of their own Court find ample discussion in this book. The subject of Contempt and Parliament and Legislatures in India has also been dealt with.
Each chapter is headed by a synopsis. The appendices cover legal forms and warrants and the various High Court rules on contempt. A detailed subject index is also provided.