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Landmark Judgments That Changed India

Written by: Asok Kumar Ganguly
Narrated by: Shriram Iyer
Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
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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.

©2015 Asok Kumar Ganguly (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Meant for Lawyers, Not a Great Audiobook

The biggest problem with the book is that it just refers to sections of Constitution and laws. It focuses more on the judges and references than it focuses on the judgements and what it means for the common man. Unless you are a lawyer you would struggle to keep pace and would need Google to research the case it is being talked about

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Good book, ordinary narration

Quite an insightful book especially for non legal readers. Narration is quite monotonous. But overall would still recommend to non legal readers.

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Abstract contents for non-law professionals

I was expecting it to be a simplified explanations of politics and court proceedings/judgements, but, it turned out to be on the lines of detailed judgements. The description is too subjective.

Narrator's voice is clear though he comes out a bit too strong.

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Best Glimpse!!

one of the best book that shows the glimpses of The Indian Constitution.....and How the constitution has kept the Nation going .....

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Constitutional Law

Good for Constitutional Law, it help understand case laws. . . . . . .

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  • SATISH MURTI
  • 08-06-19

Great writing on the Basic Structure Doctrine.

Overall experience was outstanding. Great narration by Shriram Iyer. Kudos! Justice Ganguly is an outstanding writer. Simple yet thought provoking ideas.