At an event graced by eminent judges like chief justice Jasti Chelameshar, Judge at Supreme Court of India and Dr. Ranbir Singh, Vice-Chancellor at National Law University, Delhi; Oxford unleashed the book ‘Supreme Court of India The Beginning’ at India International Centre on Monday.
Other dignitaries which attended the event were Vikram Raghavan(Book Co-Editor), Ashok Desai(Senior Advocate and Former Attorney General of India), and Kamala Sankaran(Vice-Chancellor, Tamil Nadu National Law School). Dr. Ranbir Singh made a welcome remark which was followed by formal book inauguration by Hon’ble Justice Chalameshar.
‘Supreme Court of India The Beginning’ was originally written by George H. Gadbois, JR, a leading expert on Indian judiciary. It was then edited and introduced by Vasujith Ram and Vikram Raghavan. The author has offered a compelling journey of the evolution of Supreme Court of India in this book.
The speakers in this event spoke about the involvement of Indian politics in the judiciary from 1937 to 1964. The discussion began with the study of the role of the Federal Court, the primitive establishment of 1937 which further evolved into India’s first judicial institution. Other topics in the discussion included the relationship of the Federal Court with Privy Council, and the futile efforts to empower Federal Court.
The discussion then ended with the vote of thanks by Kanika Suri from Oxford University Press.