U N Mitra’s classic work on the law of Limitation and Prescription is a juristic work of considerable merit and scholastic learning. A leading treatise on the subject for over a century, this work has earned the discerning appreciation of the Bench and the Bar for its lucid, analytical and critical exposition on the subject. The genesis of this work can be traced back to the Tagore Law Lectures delivered in 1882 on the subject of Limitation and Prescription. Ever since its inception, the Tagore Law Lectures organized by the University of Calcutta (1870-1986) remain the most prestigious series of lectures in the field of law and represent the highest level of legal erudition in India. This 14th edition of the commentary has been meticulously revised to include all latest and notable decisions of the Supreme Court and various High Courts. Several topics have been rewritten, and several conflicting and inconsistent decisions re-examined in the light of law laid down by recent judgments of the higher courts. The drafting errors in the Limitation Act have been pointed out and suggestions have been made for amendments. An up-to-date subject index is also provided for ready reference. This edition will be an invaluable reference for lawyers, judges, law teachers, scholars, legislators, social scientists, administrators and law libraries.