|Nani A. Palkhivala : A Life
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Nani A. Palkhivala was an ardent defender of the Constitution, a champion of civil liberties, a farsighted economic thinker and a legendary lawyer. In this illuminating and finely detailed volume, M. V. Kamath has synthesized the various sides of this kaleidoscopic personality to deliver the definitive biography of one of Indias most committed intellectuals. Nani was best known for the brilliant oratory of his budget speeches. But Nani was more than an orator. As a constitutional lawyer, Nani, in effect, single-handedly defended the Constitution. Nanis legal skills were recognized by the government and pressed into the nations service on several occasions in international forums. He also served India by accepting the ambassadorship to Washington at the height of the cold war. His acumen was called upon by the corporate world as well. As chairman of ACC and a director in several Tata companies, his integrity garnered him much respect.
Essential to understanding the man and his era, this comprehensive volume draws on a mine of letters, interviews and archival material from a range of sources. Kamaths extensive study of Nanis life is both a compelling work of twentieth-century Indian history, and a call to action for every responsible citizen.
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