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Justice, Judocracy and Democracy in India

Boundaries and Breaches

By Sudhanshu Ranjan

Routledge India – 2016 – 332 pages

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First published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Sudhanshu Ranjan’s book presents an incisive and illuminating analysis of current legal issues. He has delved deep into history and recorded some rare facts. He has beautifully delineated the contours of major issues such as judicial activism, separation of powers, contempt of court and appointment of judges with remarkable insight and objectivity which ensures him a place in the league of eminent jurists. A must-read for judges, lawyers, law teachers and students.

–– V. N. Khare, Former Chief Justice of India

Ranjan deserves congratulations for this extensive work that has finely shaped into a readable form, making it useful to law and non-law persons. The ‘quotable quotes’ collected in the volume have enriched it, as also made it more authentic.

–– Mahendra P. Singh, Chairman, Delhi Judicial Academy

This book is rich in the range of themes and issues, while being reader-friendly. The term ‘judocracy’ is very striking. Ranjan brings an honest citizen’s perspective on the working of the apex court.

–– Upendra Baxi, Emeritus Professor of Law, Universities of Warwick and Delhi


List of Abbreviations. Table of Cases. Foreword. Acknowledgements. Introduction 1. Judicial Activism: Making Justice Accessible or a Power Game? 2. Balance of Powers between the Legislature, Executive and Judiciary 3. Appointment of Judges to the Higher Judiciary 4. Truth is above Contempt: People’s Right to Criticise Judges 5. Legislature’s Privileges and the Power to Expel its Members. Bibliography. About the Author. Index

Author Bio

Sudhanshu Ranjan is a senior television journalist based in New Delhi, India.

Name: Justice, Judocracy and Democracy in India: Boundaries and Breaches (Hardback)Routledge India 
Description: By Sudhanshu Ranjan. First published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Legal Theory, Political Philosophy, Political Theory, Asian Law