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The Judiciary on Trial Paperback – July 30, 2003

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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Cosmo Publications (July 30, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8170206707
  • ISBN-13: 978-8170206705
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,552,684 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A most readable book written by Rajesh Talwar who has taught law, written on it and practiced it for many years. It deserves to be widely read.
                                               Khushwant Singh, Hindustan Times in his weekly column

''Law college is the easiest to get into,'' said Rajesh Talwar, author of several books about the court system. ''If you can't become an engineer, you become a lawyer.''
                                                                                                                      The New York Times

More About the Author

While working for the United Nations, the author has lived in different places, some of them difficult like Afghanistan, Liberia and Somalia, so he can perhaps justifiably claim to have seen a bit of life. He has written fifteen odd books, some fiction, others non-fiction, the details of which together with published reviews are listed at his website and more recently at His second novel on Afghanistan titled 'The Sentimental Terrorist' is available on Amazon in paperback as well as in a downloadable Kindle version.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Fernando on February 1, 2008
Format: Paperback
The Judiciary on Trial

What happens when a playwright decides to write about the legal system of a country? He gives everyone a role in the grand production. This is what Rajesh Talwar does in this book. Far from being a dry, pedantic reading, all the characters come alive in this masterly portrayal of how injustice not justice is delivered at the step of the common man. The book opens with a section titled Dramatis Personae, which include, predictably The Judge, The Prosecutor, The Witness and not so predictably The Court Clerk and The Chess Pawn. All in all, a fine read, especially for one not well versed in the twists and turns that the system is likely to take for a wannabe litigant. Litigate at your own peril, seems to be the books conclusion, unless lawmakers step in to fix the falling edifice of an inherited colonial judicial apparatus.
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