The book presents, for the primary time, a comprehensive and analytical inside view of
the Indian judiciary. Justice Katju traces the evolution of law and proceeds to analyse,
with incisive insight, matters of essential importance like the appointment of judges,
contempt of court, delays in justice and the challenges facing the Indian judiciary. The writer draws upon his extensive tenure as a justice of the High Court and Supreme Court to attract examples and relate fascinating personal experiences. He addresses issues like judicial corruption and propagates novel proposals like
lawyers to be brought under the Consumer Protection Act.
Some memorable judgements which helped in shaping the Indian judiciary have been made by Justice Katju. The book covers these judgements in detail and in addition includes anecdotes, which bring out the captivating and complex world of the judiciary. A should read book for no longer just the ones within the legal field, but all the ones short of a never before insight into the Indian judiciary.