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JUSTICE FOR THE JUDGE: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Clear-eyed, inspiring and incisive, this is the story of a man of consummate ambition, who made a significant and lasting mark on India’s judicial landscape.
The Supreme Court of India has witnessed a succession of larger-than-life chief justices in its seven-decade history. But it has never seen the likes of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. Fiery yet charming, and simultaneously principled and pragmatic, Gogoi is a fascinating man of contrasts who has intrigued observers across the political and social spectrum.
Now, for the first time, Gogoi tells the dramatic story of his life in fascinating detail in Justice for the Judge. He traces his journey from Dibrugarh in Assam to the highest court of the land through people, landmark cases and his own judicial ambition, and reveals the lessons he learnt along the way about the country’s legal system.
Never one to shy away from contentious issues, Gogoi provides a no-holds-barred account of the extraordinary events that characterized his tenure in the apex court—the ‘infamous’ press conference prior to his elevation as the most powerful judge in the land, unsubstantiated allegations of sexual harassment and the impact of tabloid journalism.
He also takes readers through the important meetings, intense interactions and private confrontation that preceded the landmark verdicts authored by him—Rafale and the contempt proceeding initiated against Mr Rahul Gandhi, Sabarimala, NRC and Ayodhya.
Justice for the Judge is also a definitive insider’s account that fills a large gap in our understanding of the drama and majesty of the nation’s highest court.SKU: n/a
English Books, Rupa Publications India, इतिहास, राजनीति, पत्रकारिता और समाजशास्त्र, सही आख्यान (True narrative)
Saving India from Indira: The Untold Story of Emergency-15%English Books, Rupa Publications India, इतिहास, राजनीति, पत्रकारिता और समाजशास्त्र, सही आख्यान (True narrative)
Saving India from Indira: The Untold Story of Emergency
‘Goyal was not merely witness to history but an active participant in its making.’ —Arun Jaitley During the nearly seventy-two years since Independence, India has deviated from democratic life only once—during the twenty-one months of Indira Gandhi’s Emergency. Saving India from Indira describes the events leading up to, and during the darkest days of, democratic India, as they actually unfolded. Recounted by J.P. Goyal, a key lawyer for Raj Narain in the famous election case against Mrs Gandhi that led to the imposition of the so-called National Emergency on 25 June 1975 at the behest of then prime minister Indira Gandhi, this no-holdsbarred account of a crucial insider describes the twists and turns in this case in the Allahabad High Court and the Supreme Court of India. It gives a blow-by-blow account of the battle that Goyal, along with a battery of lawyers, waged in the Supreme Court to defend the Constitution of India against the amendments that could alter its basic structure. This gripping narrative includes an account of Goyal’s meetings with political leaders in jail, including Jayaprakash Narayan and Raj Narain, and reveals many hitherto unknown facts that Goyal was privy to. Saving India from Indira is a sharp memoir of one of those few who fought against the misdeeds of the dark era and recorded events for posterity.SKU: n/a