At the Intersection of Law & Life Essays in Honour of Justice MN Venkatachaliah


Editors-Bibek Debroy and Sameer Kochhar

  • Pub. Year August 2023
  • Pages-238
  • Binding-HB
  • Language-English
  • Edition-First

About the Book
A rich collection of essays by eminent personalities on Justice MN Venkatachaliah, the Judge, and the individual.
Justice Manepali Narayanarao Venkatachaliah’s diverse roles as a Judge in various courts, Chief Justice of India, Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Chairman of the Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution, and other positions are covered in the book.
Right from his days at the highest judiciary to his simple superannuated yet emeritus status, Justice Venkatachaliah preached reforms for efficiency. The diversity of topics addressed in the book includes:
•Human rights
•Tax law
•Public Policy
•Alternative Dispute Resolution
•Arbitration law, energy-related arbitration, and his pro-arbitration approach


Other topics, like education and the selection of judges, are briefly touched upon. The contributors reflect on his journey from pre-Independent India to witnessing the nation’s transformation.
A.K. Sikri
Amar Patnaik
Bahram N. Vakil
Bibek Debroy
Gowree Gokhale
Gursharan Dhanjal
Hemant Batra
Jatin R. Jalundhwala
Jatinder Cheema
Kishwar Desai
Lalit Bhasin
Lekha S. Chakraborty
Marian G. Ingrams
Nishith M. Desai
Nitish Raj
Pinky Anand
Rajeev Goswami
Rohan Kochhar
Sameer Kochhar
Sanjaya Baru
Sherna Doongaji
V. Sudhish Pai

About Editors

Bibek Debroy is an economist with education at Ramakrishna Mission School, Presidency
College, Delhi School of Economics, and Trinity College. He is the Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, Government of India. He has worked in various institutions, including Presidency College, Gokhale Institute, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, and the NITI Aayog. He has authored/edited several books, papers and popular articles and has also been a Consulting/Contributing Editor with several newspapers.
Sameer Kochhar, Chairman of SKOCH Group, is a reform historian and author of the best-seller ModiNomics. He is an expert on governance and inclusive growth, endorsed by Narendra Modi, M. Venkaiah Naidu, Manmohan Singh, Arun Jaitley, P. Chidambaram, Yashwant Sinha, C. Rangarajan and Montek Singh Ahluwalia. He has published over 18 volumes, including India 2030: A Socio-Economic Paradigm, ModiNomics, Defeating Poverty, and Modi’s Odyssey: Digital India, Developed India. He has recently published India 2047: High Income with Equity.

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