Book Review

Book  Review : Ram Jethmalani, Maverick Unchanged, Unrepentant (Rainlight Rupa Publications, 2014)

Book Review : Ram Jethmalani, Maverick Unchanged, Unrepentant (Rainlight Rupa Publications, 2014)

Apoorva Roy
National University of Study & Research in Law

Ram Jethmalani, one of the best criminal lawyer, a well known politician beyond excellence in India and world-known international legal authority. He is known to be a strong-willed personality in the political circuit with a strong and influential opinion about everything. India need for a change to be a better and uncorrupted and crime free India and to restore its past glory as we are horrendous by the sick political leaders who are more responsible for what has happened to the country. In the book Maverick Unchanged, Unrepentant the author’s insights into the state of Indian politics today, expressed with accurateness lying bare the cover-ups and deception which have come to plague India’s body politic. Thus, Maverick Unchanged, Unrepentant is a searing critique of the disease inherent in government with explosive Jethmalani’s arguments. The book discussed some of the burning issues like black money in foreign countries, governance, corruption, religion, Kashmir, China and Pakistan, fundamentalism and the rise of terror and the author has also tried to give his powerful opinion on these issues which cannot be set aside.

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Book Review- Branded by Law

Book Review- Branded by Law

Priyanka Choudhary
Department of Political Science, University of Delhi

Branded by Law is an engaging work on the concept of prejudice and stereotypes emerging out of the ‘law of the land’ itself. The book deals with the effects of the colonial law of 1871 Criminal Tribes Act, on the lives of the present day Denotified communities in the country. The book is an attempt to make one understand the impact that a prejudice, especially when imposed through the state’s legal machinery, can have both on the way society behaves towards, and the concerned community sees itself. The author takes us into a logical journey of understanding how such prejudices work, how do they trigger social relations between people and how, if at all, these prejudices can be overcome. The book does not only dwell into the historical or sociological aspect of the said DNT communities but also gives ample of evidences to prove the continued presence of the said prejudices in the post-colonial times.

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