Books

I would be lying if I said that I always enjoyed reading. I picked up this habit in law school, credits to my friends who introduced me to the world of books. As I have said before, I take an active interest in reading about Constitutional Law and Legal History. However, if not law I enjoy reading books on History (especially Mughal History) and biographies. Below are the works I have read.

Legal (India):

  • Abhinav Chandrachud, Republic of Rhetoric: Free Speech and the Constitution of India (Penguin:207)
  • Abhinav Chandrachud, Supreme Whispers: Supreme Court Judges, 1980-90 (Penguin: 2018)
  • Anuj Bhuwania, Courting the People: Public Interest Litigation in Post Emergency India (Cambridge: 2016)
  • Arun K Thiruvengadam, The Constitution of India: A Contextual Analysis (Constitutional Systems of the World) (Bloomsbury: 2017)
  • Fali S Nariman, God Save the Hon’ble Supreme Court (Hay House: 2018)
  • Gautam Bhatia, Offend, Shock or Disturb: Free Speech under the Indian Constitution (Oxford: 2018)
  • George H Godbois, Judges of the Supreme Court of India 1950-89 (Oxford:2016)
  • George H Godbois, Supreme Court of India: The Beginnings (Oxford: 2018)
  • Granville Austin, The Indian Constitution: Cornerstone of a Nation, (Oxford: 2018)
  • H.M. Seervai, Constitutional Law of India, 4th ed. (2015)
  • Madhav Khosla, The Indian Constitution (Oxford: 2012)
  • O. Chinappa Reddy, Court and the Constitution: Summits and Shallows (Oxford: 2009)
  • Rohit De, A People’s Constitution, (Princeton University Press: 2018)
  • Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Democracy and Constitutionalism in India: A Study of the Basic Structure Doctrine (Oxford: 2010)
  • Sujit Chowdhary, The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution (Oxford: 2016)
  • Subhash Kashyap, Our Parliament (2016)
  • Zia Modi, 10 Judgments that Changed India (Penguin: 2013)

Legal (International):

  • Akhil Reed Amar, America’s Constitution: A Biography (Random House Trade: 2006)
  • Akhil Reed Amar, America’s Unwritten Constitution (Basic Books: 2015)
  • Akhil Reed Amar, The Constitution Today (Basic Books: 2016)
  • Akhil Reed Amar, The Law of the Land (Basic Books: 2015)
  • Bob Woodward, The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court (Simon: 2005)
  • Chintan Chandrachud, Balanced Constitutionalism: Courts and Legislatures in India and United Kingdom (Oxford:2016).
  • David Dyzenhaus, Philosophical Foundations of Constitutional Law (Oxford: 2016)
  • Helen J. Knowles, The Tie goes to Freedom (Rowman: 2009)
  • Lary Meter, United States v. Nixon: The Question of Executive Privilege (Chelsea House: 2007)
  • Michael Sandel, Justice (Penguin: 2010)
  • Michael Sandel, What Money can’t buy (Penguin: 2013)
  • Tim Mcneese, Dred Scott v. Sandford: The Pursuit of Freedom (Chelsea House: 2007)
  • Tim Mcneese, Plessy v. Fergusson: Separate but Equal (Chelsea House: 2007)
  • Tim Mcneese, Regents of the University of California v. Bakke: American Education and Affirmative Action (California House: 2007)

Autobiographies/Biographies:

  • Adolf Hitler, Mein Kamph (Jaico: 1988)
  • H.R. Khanna, Neither Roses nor Thorns (EBC: 2010)
  • H.V. Kamath, Nani Palkhiwala: A Life (Hay House:2012)
  • Karan Thappar, Devil’s Advocate (Harper: 2018)
  • Katherine Frank, Indira: The Life of Indira Nehru Gandhi (Harper: 2007)
  • Lord Denning, The Family Story, (Hamlyn Paper Back: 1982)
  • M Hidayatullah, My Own Boswell (Universal: 2015)
  • Michael Kirby, H.M. Seervai-Doyen of Indian Constitutional Law (Universal: 2012)
  • Nawazuddin Siddique, The Ordinary Life (2017)

History: 

  • Abraham Erally, The Emperor’s of the Peacock Throne: Saga of the Great Mughals (Penguin: 2007)
  • Alex Rutherford, Empire of the Moguls (Headline: 2010)
  • Dominique Lapierre, Freedom at Midnight (Vikas: 2011)
  • James Todd, Annals & Antiquities of Rajasthan, (Rupa: 2008)
  • Manu Pillai, Rebel Sultans: The Deccan from Khilji to Sivaji (Juggernaut: 2018)
  • Rana Safvi, Where Stone Speak: Historical Trails in Mehrauli the First City of Delhi (Element: 2015)
  • Sapna Liddle, Chandni Chowk: The Mughal City of Old Delhi (STP: 2017)
  • William Dalrymple, City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi (Bloomsbury: 2016)
  • William Dalrymple, Kohinoor: The Story of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond (Juggernaut: 2016)
  • William Dalrymple, The Age of Kali: Indian Travels and Encounters (Bloomsbury: 2017)

Others:

  • Blue, Blue All Rise: Our Story (HQ: 2018)
  • Jignesh R Shah, Wits and Wisdom of Nani Palkhivala (2015)
  • Mark Tully, Mrs. Gandhi’s Last Battle (Rupa: 2006)
  • Prashant Bhushan, The Case That Shook India: The Verdict that led to the Emergency (Penguin: 2018)
  • Ravish Kumar, The Free Voice: On Democracy, Culture and The Nation, (Speaking Tiger: 2018)
  • Shashi Tharoor, An Era of Darkness (Aleph: 2016)
  • Shashi Tharoor, Nehru: The Invention of India  (Penguin: 2012)
  • Shashi Tharoor, The Paradoxical Prime Minister (Aleph: 2018)
  • Shashi Tharoor: Why I am a Hindu (Aleph: 2018)
  • Stephen Alter, Amritsar to Lahore: Crossing the Border between India and Pakistan (Penguin: 2009)

[The ones highlighted in blue, are my personal favorites and are highly recommended for people interested in these genres.]