An unputdownable, first hand, vivid account of the dark period of 'The Emergency' ; of braving the odds and being steadfast in holding upright the basic structure of the Indian constitution. The book is a victory for democracy. A relatable must read for those who grew up during that time and the youth of present day India. It is very well researched with editorial footnotes to lead the reader into the facts of the legal nuances and procedures. The narration is simple yet holds you page by page almost like a thriller. Kudos to the editor for her detailed research.