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Book LaunchBook released by Dr. Justice T.S. Thakur, the Hon’ble Chief Justice of India at Rashtrapati Bhavan
NEW DELHI, April 7, 2016 – Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the launch of the book Statement of Indian Law authored by Govind Goel, Advocate, Supreme Court of India. The first copy of the book was presented to the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee by Dr. Justice T.S. Thakur, the Hon’ble Chief Justice of India who formally released it at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan today.

The book is an extensive study which covers all the Constitution Bench judgments (nearly 2300 in number) on all subjects, from constitutional law to laws of taxation, administrative law, service law, civil and commercial law, criminal and international law. It is a comprehensive study of all judgments by Constitution Bench (5+ Judges) of the Supreme Court of India since 1950 and is a first of its kind in the history of the Indian Supreme Court.  The book proffers author’s profound learning and rich experience gained from more than three decades of legal practice at constitutional courts.


Releasing the book, Justice T S Thakur, Chief Justice of India , commented, “The ‘Statement of Indian Law’ sums up an array of judgments of the Constitution Bench of Supreme Court right from inception and comes as a much needed and long awaited publication for the Bench, the Bar and the Students of law alike. This book is a brilliant anthology of all the judgments that have pioneered a change in the sphere of Constitutional Law of India.”


Speaking at the launch of the book, Govind Goel, Author and Advocate, Supreme Court of India said: “It has been our effort to make this a one stop book for the members of the legal profession and the judiciary. It has an exhaustive subject index for ready reference and a scope for ushering in advanced research on the working of Indian Supreme Court by judicial ethnographers and researchers globally.”


Fali S Nariman, a distinguished Indian Constitutional jurist and a recipient of Padma Bhushan award highlighted the main features of the book and emphasized the contribution of Indian Supreme Court in the evolution of law.


The Statement of Indian Law is neatly catalogued and encapsulated subject-wise and decade-wise. It is a ready reckoner for judges, lawyers, academicians, researchers and students and is indispensable for anyone keen on studying development of Indian law.


Pradeep Lankapalli, Managing Director, South Asia, Thomson Reuters added, “I would like to congratulate Advocate Govind Goel for the book launch and appreciate the opportunity to publish Statement of Indian Law book. At Thomson Reuters, we greatly value our role in Legal information and publishing industry. I hope this book becomes a landmark publication in the Indian legal fraternity.”


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