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Judges of the Supreme Court of India: 1950 - 1989

George H. Gadbois, Jr


Despite the critical role played by the Supreme Court of India (SCI), the lives of the judges have never been studied before. This book presents biographical essays for each of the first ninety-three judges who served on the Court from 1950 through mid-1989. The essays are based on interviews the author conducted with sixty-four of the sixty-eight judges who were alive in the 1980s, and on meetings and correspondence with relatives, friends, and associates of the deceased judges. The book provides account for why certain judges rather than others were chosen and who were the people that select ... More

Keywords: India, Supreme Court of India, biographical essays, judge selection, caste, religion, state of birth, post-retirement activities, political science

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780198070610
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070610.001.0001


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George H. Gadbois, Jr, author

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