Judges of the Supreme Court of India - 1950-1989 1st Edition
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Judges of the Supreme Court of India - 1950-1989 1st Edition (English, Hardcover, GEORGE H. GADBOIS JR)

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Judges of the Supreme Court of India - 1950-1989 1st Edition  (English, Hardcover, GEORGE H. GADBOIS JR)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198070610, 0198070616
  • Edition: 1stEdition, 2011
  • Pages: 412
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Despite the critical role played by the Supreme Court of India, the lives of the judges have never been studies before. This seminal book presents biographical essays for each of the first ninety-three judges who served on the Court from 1950 through mid – 1989. The essays in the book are based on interviews the author conducted with sixty-four of the sixty-eight judges who were alive in the 1980s, and on meetings and correspondence with family members or relatives, friends, and associates of the deceased judges. An attempt is made to account for why certain judges rather than others were chosen – the selection criteria employed and, to the extent possible in a secretive selection environment, to identify those who selected them. It concludes with a collective portrait of these judges, paying particular attention to changes in their background characteristics – fathers' occupation, education, pre-SCI career, caste, religion, state of birth, and region, over four decades. The essays also embrace their post retirement activities. This will be an invaluable reference book for teachers and students of law as well as judges and advocates. Scholars and students from the disciplines of sociology, political science, along with journalists and general readers will also find the book useful. Table Of Contents Acknowledgments India's Judicial Elite Part One: Eighteen Courts and Ninety-Three Judges I. The Kania Court (1950-1) II. The Sastri Court (1951-4) III. The Mahajan Court (1954) IV. The Mukherjea Court (1954-6) V. The Das Court (1956-9) VI. The Sinha Court (1959-64) VII. The Gajendragadkar Court (1964-6) VIII. The Sarkar Court (1966) IX. The Subba Rao Court (1966-7) X. The Wanchoo Court (1967-8) XI. The Hidayatullah Court (1968-70) XII. The Shah Court (1970-1) XIII. The Sikri Court (1971-3) XIV. The Ray Court (1973-7) XV. The Beg Court (1977-8) XVI. The Chandrachud Court (1978-85) XVII. The Bhagawati Court (1985-6) XVIII. The Pathak Court (1986-9) Part Two: A Collective Portrait I. Father's Occupation II. Caste III. Economic Status IV. Religion V. States of Birth VI. Region VII. Education VIII. Indian Civil Service Officers IX. Professional Careers X. Participation in Politics XI. Arrival on the High Seniority XII. High Court Seniority XIII. Age and Tenure XIV. After Retirement The Archetypal Judge Appendices Appendix I Judges of the Supreme Court of India, 1950-89 Appendix II Chief Justices of India, 1950-89 Glossary Bibliography Index
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  • 2011
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  • GEORGE H. GADBOIS JR
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  • 6.29
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  • 8.97
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  • 1.25
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  • 749 g
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Splendid work by Prof. George H Gadbois

A must read for everyone who wants an insight into the Supreme Court of India.
This title contains a brief biography of the first 93 judges of the Supreme Court of India. I had been looking for such an informative text for a long time until I stumbled upon this book on flipkart. The author has done a remarkable job of gathering and compiling the data into the form of a book which should have been public knowledge long back. This book sheds lighton the working of the Supreme Court as well...
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