Justice Krishna Iyer was a great proponent of social justice. The book presents three lectures delivered by the author under the auspices of the Sulkhani Devi Mahajan Trust. Lecture 1- Some Half-hidden Aspects of Indian Social Justice; Lecture 2 – Social Justice v. Soft Justice: A Systemic Syndrome & Lecture 3 – Untouchability and Social Justice.
Justice Krishna Iyer was a great proponent of social justice. In these lectures he makes an impassioned plea for social justice for India’s poor millions who he says have been denied social justice by the three great wings of the government— the Executive, the Judiciary and the Parliament.
A prolific writer, Justice Krishna Iyer is known for his hard-hitting but eloquent lectures and writings.
First published under the title, “Social Half Hidden Aspects of Indian Social Justice”, the book was later enlarged and two new chapters were added.
The current reprint comes with a new layout along with a Table of Cases and Subject Index.
About V.R. Krishna Iyer
“Justice Krishna Iyer is a many-splendoured genius … His passion for social justice reflects his deep insight into the understanding of human problems. He is a humanist, an active crusader and a ceaseless champion of human rights. The literary heights of his judgments coupled with the ability to blend law with luster of language are well tuned for posterity …”
“Needless to state, Justice Krishna Iyer was the quintessential judge, stately, dispassionate, knowledgeable, well liked, humane, resourceful and ready-witted with performance always matching his potential. Nothing surprising that he is too familiar a name to bear repetition.”
“The book is a must for every civil servant, every member of the Bench and the Bar, every student of Law and Political Science and last but not the least to every politician who has the slightest regard for social justice”, and for those deeply concerned with the Legal Aid Movement for the poor. -All India Reporter
“Three lectures by an Indian justice on the role of the Indian Constitution and other legislation in the nation’s search for social justice.” – MERCER Law review, USA