This is an authoritative work by the well known author, who is already known for his authoritative and expert revision of Kelkar's Criminal Procedure. The book is the first attempt to present the subject of 'General Principles of Criminal Law', through the case-method. English and Indian leading cases are given along with an introduction to the law on the issues involved, and at the end of each case, a fundamental question of law is laid out for class-room discussion. The texts of cases have been abridged, edited and some explanatory notes are also added to them. Some cases are summarised in the words of the author. These different forms of presentation of case law are resorted to with an idea of helping the students to prepare case notes in the class rooms.