Book Review – Code of Civil Procedure by Das, Jatindra Kumar





ISBN: 978-81-203-4829-5
Pages: 1100
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“The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (the Code) is a combined enactment of substantive law and procedural law. The Code is not only applicable in case of a civil suit but in the civil nature of a proceeding. It regulates civil proceedings where it can be easily applied with clarity. The Code is openly and invariably applied in Civil Litigation. For litigation purposes, the Code is a part of essential law as well as a part of Rule of law in the field of civil administration of justice. In this sense it is also a part of the basic structure of the Constitution. The Code regulates writ proceedings as well as regulatory procedure. Some portions of the Code are also applicable in other enactments. It is a major source of procedural law and regulatory proceedings which in respect can be initiated and brought under other enactments. For example, Order 21 of the Code on Execution of Decrees and Orders and Payment under Decree is applied on the principle of recovery of tax dues under the Income Tax Act and the Customs Act. Again, the Arbitration and Conciliation Act draws the procedure of executing orders from the Code itself. Lok Adalat awards under the Legal Services Authorities Act are drawn from the Code. The Code is again applied to implement and execute Conciliation Agreements. Hence the importance of the seminal book on the Code of Civil Procedure by Dr. Jatindra Kumar Das is immeasurable and invaluable. A book in this category was much-awaited and we applaud the author for fulfilling this vacuum with such a sublime level of diligence. In today’s globalised era, there is an augmented focus on the developments of the Law of Civil Procedure in India from lawyers and scholars from all across the world because of the fecundity of the Indian economy and the interest of foreign investments in India.
The “Code of Civil Procedure” by the renowned jurist, academic and prolific author Dr. Jatindra Kumar Das is good for a student of any stage a Judge, a practitioner of law, a jurist or a legal academic as well as the quintessential student of LL.B; LL.B (Hons.); LL.M; M.Phil and the Ph.D. Today, everybody needs to be a student of law as a conscious citizen of India. The book is to be treasured for its lucid language and focus on burning issues before the Court. Also, kudos to the erudite author, who has nearly two decades of law teaching behind him at the national and international levels, for his sharp selection of latest Supreme Court Judgments on the finer points of interpretations of the Code. The High Court Judgments chosen are absolutely recent pronouncements and reflective of latest developments in law. This book is an indelible asset for all libraries and institutions and a credit to its bookshelves and readers.

Sohini Banerjee, LL.M (Cambridge) Ph.D. Scholar and Guest Lecturer, Department of Law, University of Calcutta

I would like to congratulate you for publishing a book which is very essential reading for all law students of our country at least. After reading this book I am of the opinion that this is also a genuine efforts of the author as well as publisher to have very up to date and authentic information to the reader. This book is written in very student friendly language which is most difficult for any author. The book will help the students,teachers and lawyers etc. to understand the various perspectives of civil procedure of adjudication in our country. I wish great success to this book.

Dr.Naveen Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Law, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong

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