Author: M J AntonyPublisher: Indian Social InstituteYear: 2000Language: EnglishPages: 182ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
Dalits, for long depressed and despised, have for many decades been fighting militantly for recognition of their identity, egalite, dignity and fair share in state power; but their struggle has been suppressed despite constitutional provisions, radical legislations and rhetorical rulings by the court… The courts have generally adopted a progressive role. A collective, connected presentation of the zigzag course of the judicial journey towards the goals of justice involves condensed, yet meaningful coverage of a large number of rulings. The author is a seasoned legal columnist who has packed over a hundred rulings in a slim volume, an admirable feat of brevity. A courier who conveys the court's message to the common people is an imperative of the democratic rule of law. It IS this function that author performs with successes through this book.