This Constitution Day, dive into the life and times of one of India’s greatest constitutional lawyers
About the Book
This book is an attempt to preserve in perpetuity the life of one of India’s greatest constitutional lawyers, M.K. Nambiar. Written by his son and a legal luminary himself, K.K. Venugopal, this biography provides a fascinating account of Mr Nambiar’s life. It not only describes the man but also recapitulates Indian legal history dating to before Independence. The book includes some of the landmark cases Mr Nambiar fought in his legal career. Some of these cases have significantly contributed to the development of constitutional law in India. For example, A.K. Gopalan v. State of Madras resulted in the basic structure doctrine, which continues to guide and inspire lawyers and judges.
About the Author
K.K. VENUGOPAL is a senior advocate and former Attorney General of India. He is the recipient of the Padma Vibhushan as well as the Padma Bhushan from the Government of India. His practice has spanned nearly seven decades. This book is an endeavour on his part, and on the part of the other surviving children of Mr M.K. Nambyar, i.e. Mr K.C. Mohan, Mr K.K. Gopinath, Mrs Malini Gopinath to bring the significant contributions of their father to a wider audience.
SUHASINI SEN is a lawyer practising in Delhi. She graduated from NALSAR University of Law and holds L.L.M degrees from Cambridge University and Harvard Law School.
She is a recipient of the Gates Cambridge Scholarship (2012).
SUHRITH PARTHASARATHY is an advocate practising chiefly before the Madras High Court. He graduated in law from The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences and holds a postgraduate degree in journalism from Columbia University, New York. Suhrith has written for various national and international publications and frequently authors op-eds on law.