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The Bards In The Bench



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ISBN 978-93-5896-348-9
Languages English
Pages 318
Cover Hardcover
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The Bards In The Bench

Must Read 100 Indian Judgments From Literary Perspective


‘THE BARDS IN THE BENCH’ is a compilation of the 100 select Indian judgments of the Indian Courts from a literary perspective. The references have been culled and grouped as per their relevance in a column and also includes a comments column,  in a tabular form.

“This book is invaluable for judicial writers, legal practitioners, and literature enthusiasts. It is a delightful, engaging, and thought-provoking read.”

Salman Khurshid, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India

“Rakesh Bhola has done an immense service to the art of judicial writing by listing 100 judgements, which are a joy to read. A compulsive read for law students, practitioners, and judges at all levels.”

Dr S.Y. Quraishi, former Chief Election Commissioner of India

“The Bards In The Bench is a breezy little book and a valuable addition to a connoisseur’s library. Pieces of fine literature were brought alive with poetic references in Urdu, English, and Hindi. Go and savour it!”

Lily Swarn, Internationally acclaimed, multilingual Poet, author

“This book packs the very best literary references thematically with short notes on each case it tackles. It is essential reading for every law practitioner and student of law and literature alike.”

Rajiv Khanna, Professor Emeritus, Former Head & Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, Delhi and Faculty of Law, SGT University, Gurugram

“The Bards In The Bench’ is a remarkable exploration that has masterfully compiled and examined 100 seminal judgments, revealing the relevance of literary references in judicial writing.” 

Pavan R Chawla, Media influencer and thought leader, and Founder-Editor –


About the Author

Rakesh Bhola is a Law Graduate from Delhi University and holds a Master’s degree in English Literature from Punjab University Campus, Chandigarh. He served as a Lecturer in English in various colleges. He honed his natural flair for writing by authoring various books early on in different fields like Indian Political System (1984), International Law (1990) and Central Excise Audit (2005). Having devoted more than 20 years to the Department of Revenue and being well conversant with this field, he practices primarily in Indirect Taxation
matters and has a vast experience at various tax tribunals/courts. He is enrolled in the Bar Council of Delhi and is also a member of the Supreme Court Bar Association. Apart from practicing in the field of law, he devotes most of his time to academic work to which he has always been irresistibly drawn.

Culling out Indian judgments for studying the relevance of the use of literary references therein has been his dream pursuit he wanted to indulge in for a long time and here his dream stands fulfilled and the labour requited in ‘The Bards In The Bench’.

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