This fourth revised edition examines systematically and in detail, the entire gamut of private international law as it operates in India and England with comparative references to other systems. It is a first in-depth study of this very complicated and formative subject by an eminent scholar. The work fulfils a long outstanding need of the student and practitioner alike. Having 25 chapters, the book has been divided into eight parts and the entire field of Private International Law has been covered under the following titles : Private International Law, its Scope, Nature and Definition, its Historical Development and Doctrines; Characterization; Renvoi : Application and Exclusion of Foreign Law; Domicile; Jurisdiction of Courts; Marriage; Matrimonial Causes; Legitimacy and Legitimation; Adoption; Guardianship and Custody of Minor Children; Corporations; Property and its Characterization; Immovable Property and its Assignment; Transfer of Tangible Movables; Assignment of Intangible Movables; Insolvency; Succession; Commercial Contracts; Negotiable Instruments; Torts; Law of Procedure; Stay of Actions; and Foreign Judgments. The work contains a very exhaustive subject-index, table of cases and table of statutes. The treatment is exhaustive and the style lucid and simple. In the words of a reviewer (Arshad Masood): "In this task of formulating the new jurisprudence, scholars of eminence, besides the judges, can play a very prominent role. Prof. Diwan has done just that. His versatility and erudition is known far and wide. His numerous books and over 200 published papers on different aspects of Indian and foreign law, have given him the analytical insight, competence and penetration needed to undertake the work of a path finder in the hitherto uncharted area of Indian Private International Law." This outstanding book will be of great use to scholars and students of law as well as to practitioners and general readers interested in the subject.