'Supreme Whispers' is an extraordinarily valuable and an unputdownable read.
The author relies on the typewritten interviews of more than sixty-six judges of the Supreme Court of India conducted by the American scholar, Professor George H. Gadbois.
While reading, we are taken through a fascinating journey of the inner workings of the Supreme Court while trying to understand the heavy burden of responsibility that rests on the shoulders of these judges.
The author mentions that during these interviews, some of the judges may not have necessarily been telling the whole truth and it might very well have been their side of the story.
While reading, we learn of the judicial rivalries between imminent judges such as Chief Justice Chandrachud and Justice Bhagwati among many others, which were the result of intense professional, ideological and personal differences with one another, often between the chief justice and the most senior judge of the court.
Supreme Whispers is a storehouse of information that provides a fascinating account of the judicial and political sphere of India during 1950-1990.
The reader is taken on an entertaining journey of revelations and facts through Gadbois’ interviews which are coupled with the eloquent strokes of the author regarding the prevalent political and judicial landscapes of the time that creates a stunning legal masterpiece.
In addition to this, the paper quality and print quality was very good.
I’m enjoying reading this book beyond my expectations. Lucid, easy narrative about the Supreme Court Judges; their intrigues as well as how Congress Governments manage to create a committed judiciary. Most of the narrative up to early 1980s were known to me yet it’s is paisa vasool to relearn them.