In this excellent compendium, Justice Raveendran brings forward the contemporary problems in justice delivery, corrupt system, the role of diverse institutions in the Parliamentary Democracy, deterioration of moral values, loss of confidence of the common man in the rule of law, judicial conduct in decision making and law being not in sync with justice. With over four decades of experience on the Bench and off it, Justice Raveendran suggests meaningful and vitally important solutions to these problems. The Book consists of two sets of articles – the first dealing with matters relating to law and justice of relevance and interest to the general public and the second dealing with subjects of special interest to the members of the Judiciary and the Bar.
Extract from the foreword:
The eminence of the author and the sheer depth, elegance, the profound contemporary practical relevance of the thoughts expressed in these articles, essays, and addresses: “Anomalies in Law & Justice” pre-empt the need for any extraneous foreword. However, my admiration for Justice Raveendran compels me not to deny myself this opportunity to record my tribute to the eminent judge and to the present work. The writings are the result of deep reflection on the problems of the extant justice delivery system and other contemporary issues of our national life. A long time ago, a British Judge lamented that if Britain's business methods were as antiquated as its legal methods, it should have been a bankrupt country long ago. I congratulate Justice Raveendran for his excellent comprehensive commentary on some of the serious contemporary issues in our national life. The writings amply reward the readers.
—Extract from the foreword by Chief Justice M.N. Venkatachalaiah
A volume of writings on Law and Justice by a former Judge of the Supreme Court of India, which are of profound contemporary practical relevance. In Anomalies in Law & Justice, Justice Raveendran brings to the fore the contemporary problems in justice delivery, corrupt system, the role of diverse institutions in the Parliamentary Democracy, deterioration of moral values, loss of confidence of the common man in the rule of law, judicial conduct in decision making and law being not in sync with justice. With more than four decades of experience on the Bench and on it, Justice Raveendran suggests meaningful and vitally important solutions to these problems. Written in clear and jargon-free language, the book is an excellent contribution by a very fine legal mind.
—Justice R.M. Lodha, Former Chief Justice of India
Anomalies in Law & Justice, are just the tip of the iceberg of this excellent compendium that deserves to be read widely. The collection of articles, divided into two parts and ten chapters and covering various subjects, represents the distilled wisdom of one of India’s most respected judges. Significantly, the book travels far beyond just highlighting the problems that plague a constitutional democracy; Justice Raveendran sets out practical and pragmatic suggestions that merit serious consideration. Two interesting chapters, intended for “new judges”, deserve to be read not only by all judges—old and new—but by lawyers as well. As the Indian republic has now crossed the 70-year milestone, the book offers ample material for course correction in the coming decade.