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Leaves from My Personal Life

by V R Krishna Iyer

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Language

English

Publisher

Gyan Publishing House

ISBN

8121208378 - Year: 2003 - Pages: 325

Binding

Hardcover

V R Krishna Iyer
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Author: V R Krishna Iyer
Publisher: Gyan Publishing House
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 325
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8121208378

Description

An octogenarian-the author is 88 of age-looking back to his younger pages of life reminisces, especially when the vicissitudes of his life are varied and are of public interest. They are less than a comprehensive autobiography but more than a causal anecdotal garner. The book contains a collection of recollections of the author spanning his days as student, at the bar, a legislator and minister, as judge of the Supreme Court and as a convinced crusader for public causes in the long years spent after superannuation. In a sense, they have uniqueness and historical value and project thoughts and express views which have relevance not withered by time. Read on an the book will reveal an activist, humanist and compassionate soul.

It is a hard and nice subject for a man to write of himself: It grates his own heart to say anything of disparagement, and the readers ears to hear anything of praise for him. There is a glut of midget memoirs in the market and many merit early oblivion. I do not wish to compete for this fate and so choose to select only a few events from my personal life. Even so, there is a pleasure in the telling although I confess it is rambling. But in the words of Walt Whitman: Camerado, this is no book, Who touches this touches a man.

Contents

PREFACE

Some Recollections of My Days in the Annamalai University
I was a Prisoner
Experiments in Law Making-As MLA, as Minister and as Judge
Mass Sramdan and EMS Prisons
My Creative Tenure as Minister for Prisons
Some Random Reminscences of Days as a Kerala Minister
Kuttiyadi Project-An Odd Serendipity
My Vintage Response to Compassion for Living Creatures
Back to the Bar
My Judicial Career-How it Began
A Meeting with Indira Gandhi during the Emergency
Thou Shall not Kill
Separate Sham Sher Singh Opinion-A Hospital Telephone Call
The Story behind the Ratlam Case
The Independent Initiative-two Episodes
A Kerala Karseva Chronicle
Bhagwan Satya Sai Baba-Some Reflections
A Democratic Defeat without Personal Disappointment
Parole Justice and Clemency Jurisprudence
An American Trip that did not Click
Marad Massacre-A National Alarm
My Glimmering Evening of Life
A Compassionate Gerontic Undertaking -for Jail Justice

Index

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