It has been a journey of almost a decade from the stage the book
idea of “Let Us C” was conceived up to the release of this Fifth
Edition. During this journey I have met so many students,
developers, professors, publishers and authors who expressed their
opinions about Let Us C. They have been the main motivators in
my effort to continuously improve this book.
In particular I am indebted to Manish Jain who had a faith in this
book idea, believed in my writing ability, whispered the words of
encouragement and made helpful suggestions from time to time.
The five editions of this book saw several changes and facelifts.
During this course people like Ajay Joshi, Amol Tambat, Ajay
Daga, Nandita Shastri, Mrunal Khandekar and Rahul Bedge
helped in writing programs, spotting bugs, drawing figures and
preparing index. I trust that with their collective acumen all the
programs would run correctly in all situations.
Anup Das, my colleague has a lot of influence on this Fifth
Edition. He helped my clarify my thoughts and pointing me in the
direction of Windows and Linux. He sincerely wanted this edition
to offer “C, in today’s perspective”. I am hopeful that his dream