Before Memory Fades: An Autobiography

Fali S. Nariman is a well known name as he has been involved in many high profile cases. In Before Memory Fades: An Autobiography, he tells his own story, from his childhood to his days in the Bombay High Court and continues to present his experiences as he rose to higher positions.

Born in Rangoon, Burma, he completed his studies in Bombay, practised law for many years in the Bombay High Court before moving to Delhi when he was appointed as a Senior Advocate in the Supreme Court of India. The book contains many interesting anecdotes about his days as an advocate in the Bombay High Court, reminiscences about fellow lawyers and judges.

The author also talks about his resignation from the post of Additional Solicitor General of India in protest against Indira Gandhi’s declaration of Emergency. He also goes into the controversy he attracted with his decision to defend the Union Carbide company in the Bhopal Gas Tragedy case.

Before Memory Fades: An Autobiography reflects his concern for the welfare of the judiciary, his firm conviction in the principles laid down by the constitution and his views on the troubled relationship between political power and the Judiciary.

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