"Some people see things as they are and ask why, I dream things as they should be and ask why not"
- Robert Kennedy
The thought-provoking masterpiece Equal Justice and Forensic Process: Truth and Myth by V.R. Krishna Iyer contain lectures delivered by the learned author to commemorate the memory of Swamy Ramanand Teerth, the great freedom fighter who always revolted against injustice. Democratic Legality, in its processional egalite, is the focus of these lectures.
The learned author in his lectures has focused on forensic realism and its shortfall vis-a-vis social justice. He is a firm believer in the fact that the ultimate user of justice is the common man, in millions, and not the millionaires. His lectures, based on opinions of eminent scholars, judges, jurists, writers, and leaders and enriched by his own original thinking and critical analysis cover a vast canvas of the judicial process, its shortcomings, and also ways of reformation.
Justice Krishna Iyer forcefully advocates a thorough overhaul of the legal system, which as he says, inflicts unlimited injustices upon the numerous voiceless illiterate masses of India. He emphasizes greatly the commitment of the judges to the concept of social and equal justice embedded in the preamble, Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles of the Constitution of India.
This substantial prolific and forceful work can be counted as a classical masterpiece of jurisprudential literature. The book will be immensely useful to legal scholars, jurists, administrators, students of the judicial process, law reformers politicians, and judges and a must in every library.
Table Of Contents:
The Dialectics of Social Justice v. The Realities of Forensic Praxis
The Processual Jurisprudence of People's Causes
Ideology and Organs of Popular Justice: Forensic and Para-Forensic Remedies For Forgotten People's Maladies