“Ever since its first publication in 1992, this books has been widely appreciated by all who are interested in the subject. The present new revised Fifth Edition 2012 covers a wider territory. Apart from the courts, it now examines contempt of legislatures and tribunals. The presentation is in four parts. Part-1deals with the constitutional provisions. Part-2 contains the commentaries on the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971, Part-3 is a brief overview of the contempt powers of the Tribunals. And Part-4 traces the elements of contempt jurisdiction of the legislatures. The law of contempt continues to have high contemporary relevance. It plays a vital role in the orderly and fair administration of justice and arms the legislatures to enforce discipline and ensure uninterfered progress of their proceedings. In the ultimate analysis, it is an indispensable aid in the constitutional functioning of our basic democratic institutions.