This is a collection of sketches of famous Indian judges who adorned the countrys highest courts of judicature during the last half century of British rule in India. Indians distinguished themselves in various professions under British rule. But nowhere did their talents rise to such heights as in the judicial service, where it is indisputably recognised that they held their own with singular distinction on the Bench as on the Bar. These sketches of Indian judges not only present a record of individual achievements in law but also throw lights on the evolution of Hindu and Muslim law under British administration, and with it the growth of social and political institutions in the country. Apart from providing a record of legal opinions and achievements of the judges, the present study bestows attention on their many-sided activities as citizens and patriots. A cularly welcome to lawyers who profession, as in these pages they come in contact with the trials and struggles and the final triumphs of men who have risen to frame from very modest beginnings. It cannot fail to interest the layman as well conquests by steady and patient work. A treasure of insights and object lessons of immense practical value, Eminent Indian Judges should find a place on the shelves of all libraries and discerning readers and book lovers.
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