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Landmark Judgments That Changed India Books 

Landmark Judgments That Changed India

The executive, the legislature and the judiciary are the three branches of government, both state and central, in India. Of these, it is the judiciary’s task to uphold constitutional values and ensure justice for all. The interpretation and application of constitutional values by the judicial system has had far-reaching impact, often even altering provisions of the Constitution itself. Although our legal system was originally based on the broad principles of the English common law, over the years it has been adapted to Indian traditions and been changed, for the better, by certain landmark verdicts.

In Landmark Judgments that Changed India, former Supreme Court judge and eminent jurist Asok Kumar Ganguly analyses certain cases that led to the formation of new laws and changes to the legal system. Discussed in this book are judgments in cases such as Kesavananda Bharati v. State of Kerala that curtailed the power of Parliament to amend the Constitution; Maneka Gandhi v. Union of India and Others that defined personal liberty; and Golaknath v. State of Punjab, where it was ruled that amendments which infringe upon fundamental rights cannot be passed.
Of special significance for law students and practitioners, this book is also an ideal guide for anyone interested in the changes made to Indian laws down the years, and the evolution of the judicial system to what it is today.

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10 Judgements That Changed India Books 

10 Judgements That Changed India

About The Book

10 Judgements That Changed India, available in hardcover, is a collection of 10 judgments passed by the Supreme Court, that was critical in transforming the democracy of India. It describes the way these judgments redefined the life of Indians. The author has tried to inform the readers about the grave decisions made which affected the citizens socially and culturally.

The book contains 10 essays. Each one of them delves into different scenarios observed in the Indian legal system. From environmental jurisprudence and custodial deaths, to reservations, it explains all the legal concepts involved in these areas. 10 Judgements That Changed India gives the readers an insight into the judgments by reviewing them and exploring the impacts they had on the people.

In the book, the author gives the readers an overall picture of India’s legal system. The crucial cases like Maneka Gandhi versus Union of India, Union Carbide Corporation versus Union of India and Mohammed Ahmed Khan versus Shah Bano Begum and Olga Tellis versus Bombay Municipal Corporation, have been looked into extensively.

10 Judgements That Changed India, published on 1st September, 2013, attempts to disprove the point that India has a weak judiciary system. It also shows how some of the powerful judgments passed continue to affect the lives of common people even today. It discusses the proceedings of the court rigorously to give the readers an idea about how the judicial process works internally.

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