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At the Intersection of Law & Life Essays in Honour of Justice MN Venkatachaliah


At the Intersection of Law & Life Essays in Honour of Justice MN Venkatachaliah


Author: Bibek Debroy and Sameer Kochhar

Publisher: OakBridge Publishing

ISBN: 9789395764490

Edition: 1


About the Book –

A rich collection of essays by eminent personalities on Justice MN Venkatachaliah, the Judge, and the individual. Justice Manepali Narayanarao Venkatachaliah’s diverse roles as a Judge in various courts, Chief Justice of India, Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Chairman of the Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution, and other positions are covered in the book.

Right from his days at the highest judiciary to his simple superannuated yet emeritus status, Justice Venkatachaliah has preached reforms for efficiency.

The topics include:

  • Human rights
  • Tax law
  • Public Policy
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration law, energy-related arbitration, and his pro-arbitration approach.

Other topics, like education and the selection of judges, are briefly touched upon. The contributors reflect on his journey from pre-Independent India to witnessing the nation’s transformation.

Contributors –

A.K. Sikri

Amar Patnaik

Bahram N. Vakil

Bibek Debroy

Gowree Gokhale

Gursharan Dhanjal

Hemant Batra

Jatin R. Jalundhwala

Jatinder Cheema

Kishwar Desai

Lalit Bhasin

Lekha S. Chakraborty

Marian G. Ingrams

Nishith M. Desai

Nitish Raj

Pinky Anand

Rajeev Goswami

Rohan Kochhar

Sameer Kochhar

Sanjaya Baru

Sherna Doongaji

Sudhish Pai


About the Author –

Bibek Debroy is an economist with education at Ramakrishna Mission School, Presidency College, Delhi School of Economics, and Trinity College. He is the Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, Government of India. He has worked in various institutions, including Presidency College, Gokhale Institute, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, and the NITI Aayog. He has authored/edited several books, papers and popular articles and has also been a Consulting/Contributing Editor with several newspapers.

Sameer Kochhar, Chairman of SKOCH Group, is a reform historian and author of the best-seller ModiNomics. He is an expert on governance and inclusive growth, endorsed by Narendra Modi, M. Venkaiah Naidu, Manmohan Singh, Arun Jaitley, P. Chidambaram, Yashwant Sinha, C. Rangarajan and Montek Singh Ahluwalia. He has published over 18 volumes, including India 2030: A Socio-Economic Paradigm, ModiNomics, Defeating Poverty, and Modi’s Odyssey: Digital India, Developed India. He has recently published India 2047: High Income with Equity.



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