The fifth edition of V.G. Ramachandran's great classic work 'Law of Writs' has been thoroughly revised and greatly enlarged by the learned Judge and jurist, Shri C.K. Thakker, Judge, the Supreme Court of India.
The expanse and coverage of the work has been greatly increased to include every possible nuance of the subject. The additional material is so extensive that the work is now published in two volumes.
In his appreciation of the book, Lord Denning has said :-
"I greatly admire all the work you have done in bringing it up-to-date. You have done a magnificent work in bringing all this knowledge up-to-date and I am confident that it will be of the greatest use to all the Judges and lawyers of the great country of India, where the rule of law is still well maintained. I am keeping your volume by me and will refer to it whenever a question arises on these important matters. Through your book you have done much to preserve the rule of law and the doing of justice throughout the subcontinent of India. Thank you greatly."
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V.G. Ramachandran's classic on the 'Law of Writs' has been revised with the touch of editorial elegance and scholarship characteristic of Justice Thakker. I am impressed by the comprehensive treatment of the main areas and sensitive touch on the gray areas I venture to hope that both advocates and Judges benefit by Justice Thakker's refreshing scholarship. by Hon'ble M.N. Venkatachaliah Chief Justice of India
About the author:
Chunilal Karsandas Thakker (born 10 November 1943) is a retired judge of the Supreme Court of India. Justice Thakker was born at Mander near Porbandar in the State of Gujarat.
Thakker was appointed as part-time Lecturer in Law in Sir L.A. Shah Law College, Ahmedabad, in 1970 and continued as such until he was elevated to Judge of the High Court of Gujarat on 21 June 1990. He was also Acting Governor of the State of Maharashtra from July to October 2002. Thakker was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of India on 7 June 2004
Law Books in Review, U.S.A.: Justice Thakker's fifth edition of V.G. Ramachandran's 'Law of Writs' offers a comprehensive study of the law governing the five 'great' writs: habeas corpus, mandamus, prohibition, certiorari, and quo warranto, under the law of India. Everything that has been said by the Indian courts, as well as a great deal of information about the treatment of the writs in both England and the United States, is included.
Academy Law Review: The present edition has been undergoing change to keep itself abreast with the law. The author has tried to present in a clear, concise and systematic way this vast, interesting and complicated subject. Extensive rewriting of the book has been made to incorporate the changes in this edition.