This engaging book by Nariman focuses on the many common problems of the executive, legislature, and the judiciary. The book highlights the high levels of corruption and the many consequences that the common man has to face due to it. In his daring book, Nariman attacks the various levels including the judicial system. The book highlights the incompetency and failures of the elected representatives.
Divided into six parts, the book also focuses on pertinent problems like India's concept of unity in diversity, higher judiciary and general polity, and federalism and the higher judiciary. The State Of The Nation highlights the demerits of the reservation system, the actual role of the Constitution, and the merits and demerits of the constitutional system over the years.
Who will judge the judges? How are the judges appointed? Who recommends and selects them? Why are judgements delayed or remain undelivered? Nariman, in this engaging account, seeks to find the answers to many such disturbing questions.
The author also reveals the problems of the Indian government. He points out how we have failed in the implementation of the directive principles of the state policy, which are fundamental to the right governance of India. Nariman also focuses on the law makers and the luxury that they have misused and over-indulged in.
In the book, The State Of The Nation, Fali S. Nariman also highlights the increasing divide between the poor and the rich. He also discusses why neglecting the poor and marginalised sector is a great threat to the country. The State Of The Nation was published in 2013.
About Fali S. Nariman
Fali Sam Nariman is a well-known senior advocate, constitutional expert and jurist of India. He has also written India’s Legal System and Before Memory Fades is his autobiography. Born in Rangoon in 1929, Nariman completed his education from Bishop Cotton School in Shimla and St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in History and Economics and LLB degree from Government Law College in Mumbai. He has many significant awards to his name like the Gruber Prize For Justice, the Padma Bhushan, and the Padma Vibhushan. He was also a member of the Rajya Sabha. Nariman is also the President of the Bar Association of India and is an important authority on international arbitration. He is married to Bapsi F. Nariman and has two children. He lives in Mumbai.