“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.
In an effort to recognize the emerging system of international criminal justice, and to acknowledge it, we celebrate July 17 as the World Day for International Justice. On the occasion, we went through our bookshelves to bring forth 13 Legal books, you must take a look at.
10 Judgements That Changed India by Zia Mody
This book presents a compilation of 10 essays on some of the most influential judgments’ that were passed by the Supreme Court of India and proved to be life-altering for the common man and the democracy of the nation.
India’s Legal System: Can it Be Saved? by Fali S. Nariman
In lucid and accessible language, Fali S. Nariman discusses key social issues such as inequality and affirmative action, providing real cases as illustrations of the on-ground situation.This frank and thought-provoking book offers valuable insights into India’s judicial system and maps a possible road ahead to make justice available to all.
On Balance by Leila Seth
The first woman Chief Justice of a High Court in India, the first woman Judge of the Delhi High Court, the first woman to top the Bar examinations in London: Leila Seth has led a full life. In this autobiography, Leila talks about its joyous as well as its difficult moments.
The Case That Shook India by Prashant Bhushan
On 12 June 1975, for the first time in independent India’s history, the election of a prime minister was set aside by a High Court judgment. The watershed case, Indira Gandhi v. Raj Narain, acted as the catalyst for the imposition of the Emergency. Based on detailed notes of the court proceedings, The Case That Shook India is both a legal and a historical document of a case that decisively shaped India’s political destiny.
Republic of Rhetoric by Abhinav Chandrachud
Exploring the legal and political history of India, from the British period to the present, Republic of Rhetoric examines the right to free speech and it argues that the enactment of the Constitution in 1950 did not make a significant difference to the freedom of expression in India.
The Dramatic Decade – Landmark Cases of Modern India by Indu Bhan
some cases have impacted the collective conscious of the entire nation. But There was a lot that happened inside the courts during these trials which has remained hidden from public view. The Dramatic Decade is a collection of these stories. The book gives the reader a ringside view of what happened both inside and outside the courts.
The Hanging of Afzal Guru and the Strange Case of the Attack on the Indian Parliament by Arundhati Roy
On 13 December 2001, the Indian Parliament was attacked by a few heavily armed men. Fifteen years later, we still do not know who was behind the attack, nor the identity of the attackers. This reader brings together essays by lawyers, academics, journalists and writers who have looked closely at the available facts and who have raised serious questions about the investigations and the trial of Afzal Guru, was hanged to ‘satisfy’ the ‘collective conscience’ of society
Legal Eagles: The Story of the Top Seven Indian Lawyers by Indu Bhan
Indian judicial system has garnered worldwide fame through its historical and remarkable judgements and the hard work of its judges and lawyers rarely catches the glaze of common public. Legal Eagle tries to bridge this gap. Indu Bhan’s ‘Legal Eagles: Stories of top seven Indian lawyers’ traces the story of the top seven lawyers in India.
The Man Before The Mahatma: M.K. Gandhi, Attorney At Law by Charles Disalvo
At the age of eighteen, a shy and timid Mohandas Gandhi leaves his home in Gujarat for a life on his own. At forty-five, a confident and fearless Gandhi, ready to boldly lead his country to freedom, returns to India. What transforms him? The law, the man before the Mahatma is the first biography of Gandhi’s life in the law.
The Rebel: A Biography of Ram Jethmalani by Susan Adelman
In The Rebel, A Biography of Ram Jethmalani, Susan Adelman, a longtime friend, presents the most updated, authentic and detailed account of Ram Jethmalani’s life. Peppered with personal accounts, unknown facets of his life and insider titbits, the book reveals the man behind the larger than life persona of Ram Jethmalani.
Opening Doors: The Untold Story of Cornelia Sorabji, Reformer, Lawyer and Champion of Women’s Rights in India by Richard Sorabji
British historian Richard Sorabji’s book Opening Doors: The Untold Story of Cornelia Sorabji, Reformer, Lawyer and Champion of Women’s Rights in India is the riveting story of a woman who was intellectually courageous and physically daring at a time when women of this category were far and few. This tale is about a genuinely – remarkable lady, one who was a beauty with brains and ambitious too.
Legal Confidential : Adventures Of An Indian Lawyer by Ranjeev Dubey
Rookie lawyer Ranjeev C. Dubey slogs his way through the corridors of Delhi’s trial courts and realizes that the legal system is anything but fair. In this dark, racy memoir, the now-well-known corporate lawyer exposes the world of the black robes with his trademark wit and leaves you wanting more.
Breaking Up : Your Guide to Getting Divorced by Mrunalini Deshmukh, Fazaa Shroff
Divorce is usually painful and complex. Breaking Up: Your Guide to Getting Divorced, answers every question you might have on the subject. Mrunalini Deshmukh is one of India ‘s top divorce lawyers. She and her associates have handled some of the most high-profile cases in the country. Using their twenty years of experience and expertise, they have put together this book on understanding divorce law.