ISBN 9789384544065,The State of the Nation

The State of the Nation


Hay House India



Hay House India

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9789384544065

ISBN-10 938454406X


Number of Pages 412 Pages
Language (English)

History and Politics

A definitive, analytical and meticulous account of the present state of the nation-from a constitutional perspective - by one of Indias most respected legal luminaries an ardent defender of the constitution of India, Fali Nariman has today attained the status of an outstanding lawyer who strongly believes in the rule of the law and stands by his convictions. In this timely volume, the author highlights crucial issues that the legislature, the executive, judiciary, the bar and the common people have to deal with virtually on a day-to-day basis. His main focus is on corruption at various levels and in hallowed institutions, including the judiciary.

The author contends that the legislative and executive wings of the government-the elected representatives of the people-were (And are) expected to provide for the welfare of the people. He points out that they have failed miserably simply because making of laws is not enough, applying and enforcing laws-which are also the primary duties of the government-have left much to be desired. Consequently, it is the judiciary that tells the government when and how to distribute excess food, what crops to grow and what not to grow, which economic projects are good for the country and which are not and what fuel should be used in our vehicles and whether 2G / 3G licenses should be allotted only through auctions! the judiciary is hence accused of overreach!

The contents also throw light on other important subjects such as-the implications of reservations for certain sections of the population (Including minorities), the true purpose and significance of the constitution, centre-state relations and whether the constitution has benefited the common people over the years.

This is a book that is absorbing as well as thought-provoking that will make the readers put on their thinking caps.

About the Author

Fali S. Nariman has grown up with the constitution. He started his career in the high court of Bombay in 1950. Since 1972, when he shifted to New Delhi, he has been continuously practicing in Indias supreme court, where he has attained eminence. Nariman says - 'lawyers in India never retire, they simply drop dead!' Over the years, he has been the recipient of several prestigious awards (And appointments), both at national and international levels. He was nominated as a member of the Rajya Sabha in November 1999 and served with distinction a full six-year term. He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan (In 1991) in recognition of distinguished services in the field of jurisprudence and the Padma Vibhushan (in 2007) for exceptional services in the field of public affairs. Author of the bestselling autobiography, before memory fades (2010), he lives in New Delhi with his life partner, Bapsi.