The title of book suggest that it would bring some excesses and anecdotes of emergency.but that content is very less .instead it discusses more on the constitutional procedures and issues about india democratic traditions. More focus on background of emergency era.though writing is very nice with consistent flow.
The beauty of this work is that the author has analysed political and legal issues in a broader perspective but at the same time did not neglect the connected minor issues such as the humiliation, illegal arrest and wrongful detention of Prabir Purkayastha. The chaper scheme, presentation and analysis reminds us the magic of “Mumbai Fables”. The best thing about this book is that despite many books already available on the subject matter, it keeps the interest of the reader intact. However, the book fails to generate the same level of interest which Mumbai Fables did. We may wait with the expectation that the author will come back with another Mumbai Fables like rare and outstanding work in future.