This book presents the provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 subject-wise, and illustrates them with numerous examples to enable the reader to understand how the law works in practice. Essential background material has also been given to explain the objective and implications of various provisions of the Act. Both Indian and English cases relating to incorporated companies are cited wherever necessary and relevant passages have been quoted at appropriate places from classic English works on the subject. It also gives a brief history of the company law in India. The book fully discusses the statutory provisions and case law. About two hundred practical problems from past examinations of various universities and professional institutes have been included in the book. Brief hints for the solutions of practical problems at the end of each chapter have been given in the Appendix. The book explains the vast and complicated subject in a simple, compact and lucid manner.