This is the new, thoroughly updated and revised eight edition of this very popular work. The book presents a detailed section-wise analysis of the Indian Penal Code 1860. It also throws light on the general principles of penology and socio-economic crimes. The author has discussed important topics in detail such as abetment, conspiracy, culpable homicide, murder, kidnapping, robbery, theft, breach of trust etc. in the light of recent decisions of the various High courts and the Supreme Court. Every effort has been made to make this a useful publication for students, police officers, busy lawyers and all others connected with the administration, application and enforcement of law.