Magic with its tricks and illusions continues to enthral audiences all over. And also as an art of deception it has not lagged behind. Like other arts it too has made great strides during the last century in India. This book is designed to provide a comprehensive account of the latest novelties and up-to-date methods developed in the field. The primary purpose of the book is to develop scientific temper by dispelling superstitions in the minds of the people about this great art. The chemical tricks provided on every page beneath illustrations, will expose the tricks of the so-called sorcerers.