Author: Fali S NarimanPublisher: Hay HouseYear: 2012Language: EnglishPages: 459ISBN/UPC (if available): 9789381431450
A revelatory, comprehensive and perceptive autobiography – candid, compelling and authoritative. Over the decades Fali S. Nariaman has attained the status of a preeminent advocate whose views are not only heard by those in the corridors of power – both judicial and political – but also respected. This volume present his life journey right from his childhood in Rangoon to the present. Starting with his formative years, when he had the good fortune to interact with many eminent judges and advocates, Fali S. Nariman moves on to deal with a wide variety of important subjects, such as:- The sanctity of the Indian Constitution and attempts to tamper with it.- Crucial cases that have made a decisive impact on the nation, especially on the interpretation of the law.- The relationship between the political class and the judiciary.- The cancer of corruption and how to combat this menace. The author outlines measures to restore the now-low credibility of the legal profession.He also delineates his role in several high-profile cases. In recognition of his track record, the Government of India nominated him to the Rajya Sabha. This book is a must for both members of the legal profession and the lay reader who find the contents informative, educative and thought-provoking.
Chapter 1 – The Great Trek Chapter 2 – More Watching than pleading Chapter 3 - Judges during and before My time Chapter 4 – Lawyers and the Legal Profession Chapter 5 – Lessons in the ‘School of Hard Knocks’Chapter 6 – Turning Points in My Life – and in the life of the Nation Chapter 7 – Move to Delhi Chapter 8 – The Internal Emergency Chapter 9 – Some Reflections – Post Emergency Chapter 10 – The Bhopal Case Chapter 11 – The Good and the greatChapter 12 – An Interlude Chapter 13 – Can they not perform better than they do? Chapter 14 – About some judges of the supreme court Chapter 15 – Judicial governance and Judicial Activism Chapter 16 – A case I Won – But which I would prefer to have lost Chapter 17 – In parliament – and out of it Chapter 18 – The Finishing Canter… Acknowledgements Index