This book deals with the crimes and punishments in ancient India. Apart form crimes and punishments, its evolutionary process has also been discussed. Criminal laws laid down by Gautama, Vasistha, Apastamba, etc. also find place in the book. The influcence of caste system on the criminal law, apprehension of criminals, the courts, offences against the state, king, public justice, offences relating to weights and measures, religion, morality and family life are also given in the book with various other crimes, heinous and minor ones. The book has hardly left only crime and its punishment. The subject and its detailed presentation makes this book altogether different and very interesting to read.