Outlines of Indian Legal & Constitutional History is a classic text authored by Professor M P Jain who is one of the founders of the modern Indian Legal education and research. This book presently in its seventh edition has been written in narrative form in an easy to understand style. It contains short, coordinated, integrated and coherent account of the important phases of the development of legal institutions in India. It also contains various chapters on modern judicial system, from Privy Council to Supreme Court, high courts, development of law, personal laws, codification, law reform, law reporting and legal profession, legal education, development of constitutional law, criminal law, development of civil law, etc. with reference to case law and exhaustive commentary. The present edition has been thoroughly updated and revised with recent amendments and case law. This book will be of invaluable assistance to all law students, researchers, academicians, judges, advocates, and people preparing for competitive examinations.
Professor M P Jain (1923-2004), a gold medallist from University of Delhi, and J.S.D from Yale Law School, USA had an extensive teaching experience of nearly five decades. He taught at several universities such as Banaras Hindu University and University of Delhi in India, as well as others in Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. He has authored various books, markedly, Indian Constitutional Law, Principles of Administrative Law, Outlines of Indian Legal History and Halsbury’s Laws of India: Administrative Law.