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Before Memory Fades: An Autobiography

Before Memory Fades: An Autobiography

Fali S. Nariman
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A revelatory, comprehensive and perceptive autobiography – candid, compelling and authoritative

Over the decades, Fali S. Nariman has attained the status of a pre-eminent advocate whose views are not only heard by those in the corridors of power – both judicial and political – but also respected. This volume presents his life journey right from his childhood in Rangoon to the present. Starting with his formative years, when he had the good fortune to interact with many eminent judges and advocates, the author moves on to deal with a wide variety of important subjects, such as:

• The sanctity of the Indian Constitution and attempts to tamper with it.
• Crucial cases that have made a decisive impact on the nation, especially on the interpretation of the law.
• The relationship between the political class and the judiciary, and how political power can be asserted in the guise of judicial interpretation.
• The cancer of corruption and how to combat this menace.

The author also outlines measures to restore the now-low credibility of the legal profession. He delineates his role in several high-profile cases and describes the highlights of his tenure in the Rajya Sabha. This book is a must for both members of the legal profession and the lay reader who will find the contents informative, educative and thought-provoking.

Imprint: Hay House Publishers India

Published: Jun/2010

ISBN: 9789381431450

Length : 460 Pages

MRP : ₹699.00

Before Memory Fades: An Autobiography

Fali S. Nariman

A revelatory, comprehensive and perceptive autobiography – candid, compelling and authoritative

Over the decades, Fali S. Nariman has attained the status of a pre-eminent advocate whose views are not only heard by those in the corridors of power – both judicial and political – but also respected. This volume presents his life journey right from his childhood in Rangoon to the present. Starting with his formative years, when he had the good fortune to interact with many eminent judges and advocates, the author moves on to deal with a wide variety of important subjects, such as:

• The sanctity of the Indian Constitution and attempts to tamper with it.
• Crucial cases that have made a decisive impact on the nation, especially on the interpretation of the law.
• The relationship between the political class and the judiciary, and how political power can be asserted in the guise of judicial interpretation.
• The cancer of corruption and how to combat this menace.

The author also outlines measures to restore the now-low credibility of the legal profession. He delineates his role in several high-profile cases and describes the highlights of his tenure in the Rajya Sabha. This book is a must for both members of the legal profession and the lay reader who will find the contents informative, educative and thought-provoking.

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Fali S. Nariman

Fali S. Nariman is a senior advocate, Supreme Court of India. He was appointed chairman of the executive committee of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Geneva, from 1995 to 1997. He was appointed a member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) from 1988 to 2003. He was a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris, and later, its vice-president for a continuous period of over fifteen years from 1989 to 2005. He was inducted as a member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) from 1988 to 2003. He was elected president of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) from 1994 to 2002, and has, since then, been designated its honorary president. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in January 1991, for recognition of ‘distinguished services in the field of jurisprudence’, and the Padma Vibhushan (India’s second highest civilian award) in January 2007, for recognition of ‘exceptional and distinguished services in the field of public affairs’. He has actively served as a nominated member of the Upper House of India’s Parliament from 1999 to 2005.

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