Dhananjay Chatterjee's execution 14 years after the pronouncement of death sentence by the Supreme Court has revived a country-wide debate on the justification of the retention of the capital punishment on the statute book. There are two schools of thought, on this issue; one is in favour of retention of the capital punishment and the other is for its abolition. Taking into consideration the significance of the topic, concerning the life and death of human being, which has attracted the attention of the whole world, the present book, under the title "Death Penalty" has been brought out. The present work contains wealth of information on this most controversial topic, available at one place for the benefit of the enlightened public in general, and the researchers in particular. The book is in two parts: Part I contains the articles written by the author himself and Part II contains articles, views, opinions and comments (for and against) of eminent jurists, social activists, law teachers, veteran journalists and men belonging to different walks of life. For the first time, such a comprehensive book on this most important yet controversial topic has been brought out. The book is a must for every shelf.