I don't normally find legal books interesting. It becomes quite easy for lawyer authors to get too technical or discuss aspects of a law that may not be useful to everyone. But the author, Chitranshul Sinha, has managed to make the story of this law quite riveting. The book reads like a story, drawing the reader in from one anecdote to another, while still educating us on the basis, evolution and application of the sedition law in India. The book is especially a must-read in today's times.
As our republic faces more challenge and democracy comes under stress, this book talks about a very important topic. We are living in times when dissent itself is being criminalised on one or the other pretext and Sinha traces the history of sedition in India and how it has been and is being used to stifle any dissent or politcial opposition. This is an important piece of work and very well written too. Do read.