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My Life - Law and Other Things

My Life - Law and Other Things

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Motilal Setalvad joined the Bombay Bar in 1911 and soon became one of its leading members, from 1937 to 1942 he was the Advocate-General of Bombay, and from 1950 to 1962 the Attorney-General of India. Between 1947 and 1950 he represented the country before the Radcliffe Commission and the United Nations. As Advocate-General of Bombay he defended the prohibition and property tax legislation of the first Congress Government. As Attorney-General, Mr. Setalvad appeared in almost every important Constitutional Case decided by the Supreme Court. Mr. Setalvad also had to advise on many questions of importance and came into contact with leading public men. This autobiography is the story of Mr. Setalvad's professional and public life. This story, as also the descriptions of judges, lawyers and public men will interest the general reader as well as the lawyer. Readers interested in Constitutional law will find the book particularly interesting.
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Contents
Chapters
1.    (1884-1918) - Early Life and Education - Joining the Bar - Marriage
2.    (1919-1937) - Early years at the Bar - Success at the Bar - Holidays abroad - Bharucha
        Case - Ooty and Juhu houses - Illness of my wife
3.    (1937-1942) - Appointment as Advocate-General - Work as Advocate-General - Byramjee
        Jeejeebhoy Case - Prohibition Cases - Income-tax matters - Resignation
4.    (1943-1947) - Income-tax work - Talpade Case - Chief Justice Beaumont - Raleigh
        Investment Case - Estate Duty Reference - Bhulabhai Desai - Other Cases
5.    (1947-1949) - Lahore Partition Tribunal - U.N. General Assembly - Indians in South Africa -
       My father - Kashmir - Paris Session - Leader of the Indian Delegation, New York - The U.N.
6.    (1950-1951) - Attorney-General - Inauguration of the Supreme Court - Preventive Detention
        - Gopalan Case - 1st Sholapur Mills Case - Zamindari Abolition Legislation - Delhi  Laws 
        Case - Prohibition Case - Position of President - New Zealand and Australia - Chief Justice Kania
7.    (1952-1955) - United Nations - Chief Justice Sastri - References to Judges - Chief Justice Mahajan
        - Chief Justice Mukherjea - All India Bar - Regional and Linguistic Nationalism - Importance of
        English - International Law Association - Mother - Sir Chimanlal Setalvad Lectureship
8.    The Law Commission
9.    The Mundhra Scandal  
10.  The World Court:  The Dadra Nagar Aveli Case 
11.  The Asian-African Legal Consultative Committee  
12.  (1955-1959) - Bengal Immunity Case - The Prize Competitions Case - The Bombay Dyeing Case -
        Gannon Dunkerley Case - Express Newspapers Case - Dalmia's Case - Kerala Education Case -
        Venkatarama Aiyar - 1st Kochunni Case - Chief Justice S. R. Das - International Gatherings
13.  1960 -1961 (1) Ottawa Commonwealth Law. Conference - Tour of U.S. Law Schools - Hamlyn
        Lectures
14.  1960 -1961 (2) - Tours of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe   
15.  1960 -1961 (3) - Appointment of Chief Justices - Berubari Case - Director of Rationing Case -
        Nanavati Cases - The Bar Association of India - B. N. Rau - Daryao's Case - Sakal Papers'
        Case - Public functions - Chief Justice Rajamannar - Seminar on Legal Philosophy - 
        Excommunication Case - Palai Bank Case - Vjjam Bai's Case
16.  (1961-1962) - 50 years at the Bar - Seminars and Conferences:
       The Ombudsman - The Medium of Instruction Case - The West Bengal Case - Ceasing to
       be Attorney-General - Controversy over the office of the Attorney-General
17.  (1963-1964) - State Trading Case - Chief Justice Sinha - Emergency Legislation:
       Makhan Singh's Case - Justice Sikri - Justice Kapur - Partap Singh Kairon - The Statesman 
       - Telco Case - Jawaharlal Nehru - Parliamentary Privileges; The U.P. Controversy and
      Keshav Singh's Case - Law and Culture   
18.  (1965-1966) - I.C.J. - Sarojini Naidu Lectures - Lionel Cohen Lectures:
       Visit to Israel  - Visits to Russia and Australia - Telang Memorial and other lectures -
       Secularism - Mirajkar's Case - Judges' ages - Chief Justice Gajendragadkar - Labour
       Law - Reddy's Case - Vishwa Bharati Convocation
19.  (1967-1969) - Meerut Address - Banaras University - Golafc Nath's Case:
       Power to amend the Constitution - Arrears in Courts and the State of the Bar - Chief Justice
       Subba Rao - Study group on Centre-State Relations - Rajya Sabha - Defections Committee -
       The Statesman controversy - Telangana - Gold Control Case '   
Conclusion   
Index
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