ISBN 9780670087921,The Rebel : A Biography of Ram Jethmalani

The Rebel : A Biography of Ram Jethmalani



Penguin Books

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9780670087921

ISBN-10 0670087920


Number of Pages 592 Pages
Language (English)

Autobiography: general

Ram Jethmalani has been called many things - a legal legend, a wizard of the law and a magnet for controversy with a knack for defending the most notorious figures in India. With a career spanning the entire history of independent India and still going strong, he has managed to command respect and evoke anger in equal measure. But did you know that he is the most pro-Israel politician in Asia, one of the founders of the prestigious National School of Law, Bangalore, one of the first to raise the issue of corruption in India, founder of the Sunday Guardian in the late eighties, one of the longest-serving parliamentarians and that he is married to two wives at the same time?

In The Rebel - A Biography of Ram Jethmalani, Susan Adelman, a longtime friend, presents the most updated, authentic and detailed account of his life. Peppered with personal accounts, unknown facets of his life and insider tit-bits, the book reveals the man behind the larger-than-life persona of Ram Jethmalani.

About the Author

Susan Hershberg Adelman, MD is an author, a pediatric surgeon and an artist. Born in Rochester, New York, she went to the University of Michigan to study geology. When she married a law student, Martin Adelman, she changed to pre-med, completing the classes while teaching geology at Wayne State University (WSU) and studying in the WSU art school. She graduated from the Wayne State University School of Medicine, secured an internship and surgery residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a pediatric surgery fellowship at Childrens Hospital of Michigan.

She was editor of the Detroit Medical News for seventeen years and wrote a monthly column in AM-News for ten years. Dr. Adelman continues to paint, sculpt both marble and wood and she has become a jeweler and silversmith. She has traveled all over the world, collecting textiles, gemstones, art objects and beads.

Dr. Adelman speaks French, Arabic and Hebrew and reads several other languages.