Author: Ratanlal and Dhirajlal
Edition: 25th Edition
Publisher: Lexis Nexis
The law of evidence plays an indispensable role in the administration of justice. It is only through reliable, relevant, and admissible evidence that substantive rights may be established in a court of law. The courts have, over the years painstakingly analysed and interpreted different forms of evidence—written, oral and electronic—in their effort to arrive at the right conclusions. Recent judgments may be seen to be aids for Parliament in amending existing legislation and in formulating new provisions in consonance with the times. First published in 1916, this section wise commentary on the Indian Evidence Act enjoys the reputation of being one of the most authoritative publications on the subject. Several topics have been rewritten and existing comments have been elaborated taking into account the changes brought about by recent legislative amendments as well as judgments of higher courts. Latest and notable cases of the Supreme Court as well as various High Courts have been incorporated. This edition incorporates the changes made by the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013 and critically analyses the latest case law. This book is invaluable for trial lawyers—civil and criminal—advanced students of law, forensic sciences, criminology, gender studies and human rights.
In the archives of legal history, only some rare books have made so much impression and held so much of influence as The Law of Evidence by Ratanlal and Dhirajlal. Time has never crushed or injured this acknowledged work. Like an immortal classic, its appeal has never weakened but only grown with the passage of time. Its journey through 23 editions over a vast span of ninety five years is a profound testimony to its intrinsic worth and scholastic wealth and a tribute to its master creators who are revered to this day by its vast readership with amazing sincerity and candid fervour.