Our book “Essentials of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology” is written with the aim to make the students grasp the fundamentals of the subject. Hence, the language used is simple, content concise with relevant illustrations and tables to make memorising easier and effective. It also covers the medico-legal aspect of all the cases, relevant laws and Acts and recent advances. This book is prepared according to guidelines of MCI on this subject. MCQs and viva voce have also been incorporated to help in preparation of undergraduate professional examinations as well as P.G. Entrance Examinations.