Pinky Anand

“Trials Of Truth: India’s Landmark Criminal Cases – Pinky Anand And Gauri Goburdhun”

Pinky Anand

“Trials Of Truth: India’s Landmark Criminal Cases – Pinky Anand And Gauri Goburdhun”

SKOCH Literature Award – “Trials Of Truth: India’s Landmark Criminal Cases – Pinky Anand And Gauri Goburdhun”

LITFest Panel Discussion –

L to R: Sameer Kochhar, Chairman, SKOCH Group & Pinky Anand, Senior Advocate and Former Additional Solicitor General
L to R: Sameer Kochhar, Chairman, SKOCH Group & Pinky Anand, Senior Advocate and Former Additional Solicitor General

Trials of Truth: India’s Landmark Criminal Cases

Pinky Anand

Senior Advocate & Former Additional Solicitor General

The book deals with some of the landmark criminal cases and provides an insight into their proceedings from a lawyer’s perspective. Through this book, the readers have a chance to relive the cases that horrified, shocked and sometimes even divided the country.

While Pinky Anand has had the chance to be involved in some of these cases herself, her keen insights and research skills are apparent in the manner she has presented them. She gives us a lawyer’s perspective on each case; a ringside view of some of the sensational trials. It includes the Rajiv Gandhi murder case, Nithari Killings, Nirbhaya, Jessica Lal and Nanavati murder case, combining simplicity and accuracy to interpret complex legal cases.

This is an attempt to involve persons dealing with constitutional responsibilities to involve themselves in public discussions. Two common threads running through the 10 chapters of this 200-odd page book are how some of the cases affected society and how society intervened to change the course of the trial.


“Trials Of Truth: India’s Landmark Criminal Cases – Pinky Anand And Gauri Goburdhun”

Pinky Anand

A close look at criminal cases that shocked the country. Drawing on her vast experience as a senior advocate and Additional Solicitor General at the Supreme Court, Pinky Anand examines criminal cases that have captured public interest. Breaking down each aspect of cases such as the Nirbhaya rape, the Nanavati murder, the Nithari killings and others, she gives us an inside look and lawyer’s perspective into the manner of legal proceedings, strategies employed by legal counsel on both sides and the rigour with which courts come to verdicts.

Even years after they have been tried in court, these instances are cemented in people’s memories on account of either their brutality, the trials or the landmark judgments they resulted in. Anand’s insights not only delve into the finer details but also provide context to the cases that have had a lasting impact on society as well as legal institutions.


Pinky Anand
Senior Advocate and Former Additional Solicitor General

    Pinky Anand, a trustee of The Arts and Cultural Heritage Trust is a designated senior advocate at the Supreme Court of India and the incumbent Additional Solicitor General of India. A doctorate of law, graduate of Harvard Law School, an Inlaks scholar, honorary professor at Amity Law School, she is the second woman in India to have been awarded this high constitutional law office.

    Her laurels include being an alternate country councillor (India) of LAWASIA and the vice president of the Bar Association of India. She has been the recipient of the National Order of Merit awarded by the President of France, and has several awards to her credit, including those for excellence in law awarded by FICCI, Lions Club, Amity University, Bharat Nirman, PHD Chamber for Progress, Harmony and Development. She has also been a spokesperson for the Bharatiya Janata Party and was even leading its all-India legal team at one point.

    As a founding member of the BRICS Legal Forum, she has represented India in various Brazil, China and India meets.

    Pinky Anand, a trustee of The Arts and Cultural Heritage Trust is a designated senior advocate at the Supreme Court of India and the incumbent Additional Solicitor General of India. A doctorate of law, graduate of Harvard Law School, an Inlaks scholar, honorary professor at Amity Law School, she is the second woman in India to have been awarded this high constitutional law office.

    Her laurels include being an alternate country councillor (India) of LAWASIA and the vice president of the Bar Association of India. She has been the recipient of the National Order of Merit awarded by the President of France, and has several awards to her credit, including those for excellence in law awarded by FICCI, Lions Club, Amity University, Bharat Nirman, PHD Chamber for Progress, Harmony and Development. She has also been a spokesperson for the Bharatiya Janata Party and was even leading its all-India legal team at one point.

    As a founding member of the BRICS Legal Forum, she has represented India in various Brazil, China and India meets.

    Pinky Anand
    Senior Advocate and Former Additional Solicitor General


      “Trials Of Truth: India’s Landmark Criminal Cases – Pinky Anand And Gauri Goburdhun”

      Pinky Anand

      A close look at criminal cases that shocked the country. Drawing on her vast experience as a senior advocate and Additional Solicitor General at the Supreme Court, Pinky Anand examines criminal cases that have captured public interest. Breaking down each aspect of cases such as the Nirbhaya rape, the Nanavati murder, the Nithari killings and others, she gives us an inside look and lawyer’s perspective into the manner of legal proceedings, strategies employed by legal counsel on both sides and the rigour with which courts come to verdicts.

      Even years after they have been tried in court, these instances are cemented in people’s memories on account of either their brutality, the trials or the landmark judgments they resulted in. Anand’s insights not only delve into the finer details but also provide context to the cases that have had a lasting impact on society as well as legal institutions.


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