Interpretation of Statutes, as a subject of study, has evolved from the basic substantive and procedural laws. Knowledge of the basic laws is an essential requirement for the study of interpretation of statutes. Since it is a research oriented subject, an in-depth study is necessary for its thorough understanding.
Unfolding the meaning of ambiguous words and expressions and resolving inconsistencies through interpretation and construction are the main objectives of the subject. The established rules of interpretations, the judgments, the views of jurists etc., are the guidelines for correct interpretation of the words used in statutes.
It is, in this context, the author has taken pains to simplify the rules of interpretation in such a way that students of law can easily understand, assimilate, remember and present the subject in the examinations coherently.The subject has been presented in the form of essays with sub headings, points and model questions for every Chapter. Short Notes, Case laws and Legal maxims have been incorporated separately and the detailed index helps students to refer the Chapters and Short Notes easily.Further, the reference answers for previous year university questions provided at the end of the book will be extremely useful for review and for examination preparation.The unique presentation of the subject matter will definitely be appreciated by the student community and it is hoped that this book will be of immense help for their examination preparation and also for their creditable success in examinations.
Dr. Ambedkar Law University