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Soli Sorabjee Life and Times (An Authorized Biography)

Soli Sorabjee Life and Times (An Authorized Biography)

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  • Author(s): Abhinav Chandrachud
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House India Pvt Ltd
  • Edition: 1 Ed 2022
  • ISBN 13 9780670096411
  • Approx. Pages 278 + Contents
  • Format Hardbound
  • Approx. Product Size 24 x 16 cms
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Description
How does a Parsi lawyer, deeply influenced by the principles of Roman Catholicism, fall in love with a Bahá'í and go on to become the Attorney General of India for a Hindu nationalist BJP government? How does a boy with a broken leg, who studied in a Gujarati-medium school, and lost his father at the age of nineteen, go on to mount a heroic defense of the Janata government's decision to dissolve Congress state legislatures (in 1977) in the Supreme Court? How does  newspaper columnist who admires Nehru, who criticizes the BJP for being 'obsessed with demolishing mosques' and advises them to replace 'Hindutva' with 'Bharatva' or 'Indianness', get chosen by Prime Minister Vajpayee to represent the government in the Supreme Court many cases, including the Ayodhya case? How does a lawyer with a humdrum customs and excise law practice, whose grandfather sold horse-drawn carriages in Bombay, become a U.N. human rights rapporteur, and repeatedly defend the fundamental right to free speech and expression in the Supreme Court of India?
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Table of Contents
1. The Last Soliloquy
2. Hormasjee Sorabjee & Sons
3. Sorabjee, 'SJ'
4. Chamber No. 1
5. Judges Must be Expensive'
6. This is Nothing to Panic About'
7. 'Court to Keep Maneka's Passport'
8. A Chief Justice on Trial
9. 'We are being Impeached Every Day'
10. 'Sack Bommai, Advises Governor'
11. Coalition Dharma
12. The Sunset Years
Appendix
Acknowledgements
Notes
Index
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Author Details

Abhinav Chandrachud, is an advocate who practises at the Bombay High Court. He graduated from the LL.M. program at Harvard Law School where he was a Dana Scholar, and from the JSM and JSD programs at Stanford Law School where he was a Franklin Family Scholar. He has worked as an associate attorney at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, a global law firm. He is the author of Republic of Rhetoric: Free Speech and the Constitution of India (2017) and Supreme Whispers: Conversations with Judges of the Supreme Court of India 1980-1989 (2018). He has also written for several leading newspapers in India including The Hindu, Indian Express and Times of India, and taught at Cornell Law School and NALSAR University of Law.

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