Penguin all set to release Soli Sorabjee’s biography next month
How did a Parsi lawyer, entrenched in the principles of Roman Catholicism, fall in love with a Bahai, a faith that teaches essential worth of all religions and the unity of all people?
How does a newspaper columnist who admired Nehru and criticised the BJP for being ‘obsessed’ with ‘demolishing mosques’ went on to represent the BJP Government in the Ayodhya case?
If these questions intrigue you, catch hold of Soli Sorabjee’s biography. Penguin Random House is coming out with an authorised biography of the former Attorney General of India next month. Titled Soli Sorabjee: Life and Times, this biography is chronicled by advocate and legal scholar Abhinav Chandrachud.
Perhaps one of the most illuminating accounts of a person who left an indelible mark on India’s legal history, the book is currently available on pre-order on all major e-commerce websites.
A gripping narration of Soli Sorabjee’s life and times, it will open a window into his ways of thinking, his fight to champion civil liberties and press freedom and his remarkable work in the field of law. The book also reveals the astounding details of his personal life, his family background, his journey to becoming a practitioner of law to a UN human rights rapporteur, and repeatedly defending the fundamental right to free speech and expression in the Supreme Court of India.
“Soli Sorabjee was a fine mind, a quick wit and an extraordinary lawyer. In Chandrachud’s hands, his life story takes on the narrative flair and eloquence that Sorabjee himself was known for in his shrewd legal arguments,” says Meru Gokhale, Publisher, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House India.