Abhishek Manu Singhvi

“From The Trenches – Abhishek Manu Singhvi”

Abhishek Manu Singhvi

“From The Trenches – Abhishek Manu Singhvi”

SKOCH Literature Award – “From The Trenches – Abhishek Manu Singhvi”

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L to R: Avishkar Singhvi: Sameer Kochhar, Chairman, SKOCH Group

From the Trenches

Abhishek Singhvi

The author says that the judiciary is an important pillar of democracy. He also sheds light on the real issues that the judiciary is facing and other aspects that also need to be looked at. Written in an erudite tone, it is an insightful account into the leading cases he has dealt with in his excellent career as one of the top lawyers of the Supreme Court. From the Trenches comments on constitutional morality, specifically regarding the Sabrimala Case arguing against the right of women to worship there.

Further, Singhvi maintains that the judicial approach to Constitutional Morality could vary from Judge to Judge like the proverbial “Chancellor’s Foot”. Not many would ponder today about the legal battles it took for commercial speech to be read as protected under the Right to Freedom of Speech, or that the flag code prevented ordinary citizens to unfurl the national flag until a passionate citizen knocked the doors of the apex court to challenge the status quo. Religious issues that reached the apex Court like the practice of Santhara, Sabarimala issue and Jallikattu have been discussed too. The book is an interesting read for anyone taking interest in legal and constitutional developments in India.

Eminent jurist, third-term parliamentarian, columnist, thinker and commentator


“From The Trenches – Abhishek Manu Singhvi”

Abhishek Manu Singhvi

Abhishek Singhvi is one of India’s top lawyers, a man who has fought some of the country’s most important – and dramatic – legal battles. In this fascinating book, he talks about the most important cases he fought – and the bigger questions of law and justice they pose. From the Sabarimala temple case (he argued against the right of women to worship there) to Cyrus Mistry against Tata Sons, the cases in this book touch on issues of free speech, custodial torture, the right to fly the Indian flag, animal rights and state elections. Simply written for the general reader and full of insights, From the Trenches is a book by a legendary lawyer that will both entertain and teach you about law and the judiciary.


Abhishek Manu Singhvi
Senior Advocate and Member, Rajya Sabha

    Abhishek Singhvi is an eminent jurist, writer and parliamentarian. One of the seniormost national spokespersons of the Congress party, he is also the youngest designated Senior Advocate (at age thirty-four), the youngest Additional Solicitor General of India (at thirty-seven) and the youngest elected vice president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (at thirty-nine). He was chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Law and the AICC Law and Human Rights Department

    He was bestowed the Global Leader of Tomorrow Award by the World Economic Forum, Davos in 1999 He has written popular fortnightly columns for the Hindustan Times (Candid Corner”) and the Times of India (‘SubVerse”).

    Educated at St Columba’s School (all-India topper) and St Stephen’s College in Delhi, and Trinity College, Cambridge, he also did a short summer programme at Harvard.

    Two recent publications, Legal Eagles and Courting Politics, list Dr Singhvi among the top few lawyers in India. He has endowed many charities in India and abroad.

    Abhishek Singhvi is an eminent jurist, writer and parliamentarian. One of the seniormost national spokespersons of the Congress party, he is also the youngest designated Senior Advocate (at age thirty-four), the youngest Additional Solicitor General of India (at thirty-seven) and the youngest elected vice president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (at thirty-nine). He was chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Law and the AICC Law and Human Rights Department

    He was bestowed the Global Leader of Tomorrow Award by the World Economic Forum, Davos in 1999 He has written popular fortnightly columns for the Hindustan Times (Candid Corner”) and the Times of India (‘SubVerse”).

    Educated at St Columba’s School (all-India topper) and St Stephen’s College in Delhi, and Trinity College, Cambridge, he also did a short summer programme at Harvard.

    Two recent publications, Legal Eagles and Courting Politics, list Dr Singhvi among the top few lawyers in India. He has endowed many charities in India and abroad.

    Abhishek Manu Singhvi
    Senior Advocate and Member, Rajya Sabha


      “From The Trenches – Abhishek Manu Singhvi”

      Abhishek Manu Singhvi

      Abhishek Singhvi is one of India’s top lawyers, a man who has fought some of the country’s most important – and dramatic – legal battles. In this fascinating book, he talks about the most important cases he fought – and the bigger questions of law and justice they pose. From the Sabarimala temple case (he argued against the right of women to worship there) to Cyrus Mistry against Tata Sons, the cases in this book touch on issues of free speech, custodial torture, the right to fly the Indian flag, animal rights and state elections. Simply written for the general reader and full of insights, From the Trenches is a book by a legendary lawyer that will both entertain and teach you about law and the judiciary


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