The Case that Shook India

The Case that Shook India (Hardcover)

By Prashant Bhushan 
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Publisher: Penguin Random House India
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
EAN: 9780670090051
No. of Pages: 328
Publish Date: 2017-06-01
Binding: Hardcover
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On 12 June 1975, for the first time in independent India's history, the election ofa prime minister was declared void by a high court judgment. While thewatershed case, Indira Gandhi vs Raj Narain, proved the strength of India'sdemocratic institutions, it also acted as the catalyst for the imposition of theEmergency. Based on detailed notes of the court proceedings, The Case ThatShook India is both a legal and a historical document of a case that decisivelyshaped India's political destiny.

The author, advocate Prashant Bhushan, sets out to reveal the goings-on insidethe courtroom as well as the manoeuvrings outside it, including threats, bribesand deceit. Providing a blow-by-blow account, he vividly recreates courtroomscenes, where the arguments are by turns scathing, colourful and downrightshocking. As the case unfolds, we see how the ruling government can misuselegislative power, government resources and political funding. The book alsoincludes the Supreme Court proceedings, which went unreported in the mediadue to censorship and throw light on the constitutional amendments that wereenacted.

In Bhushan's forceful and gripping narrative, the experience is of having a frontrowseat to watch one of the most important cases in India's legal history playout before one's eyes.

About The Author

Prashant Bhushan is an Indian lawyer, activist and politician. He is noted forhis use of public interest litigation to support a number of causes related tocorruption, environmental protection and human rights. He was a prominentmember of an anti-corruption group that supported Anna Hazare's campaign forthe implementation of the Jan Lokpal Bill. He helped Team Anna form the AamAadmi Party and was behind most of AAP's exposures. He is among thefounder members of Swaraj Abhiyan and is a force behind Sambhaavnaa, anInstitute of Public Policy and Politics.

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Title: The Case that Shook India
Publisher: Penguin Random House India
Author: Prashant Bhushan
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
EAN: 9780670090051
No. of Pages: 328
Publish Date: 2017-06-01
Binding: Hardcover

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