Indu Bhan is one of India's top legal reporters with over a decade of experience writing about the Indian legal system. She is an assistant editor with the Financial Express. She also writes a weekly column Verdict Corner, on the recent developments in the field of law. Her first book, Legal Eagles, was published in 2015. In the past, Indu has worked with Business Standard, Mint and the Press Trust of India. She lives in Delhi.
The courts in India are struggling with a huge backlog of cases. As of 2016, there are 27 million pending cases and close to 90 million people are still waiting for justice.
To the common man, this is just a number. But some cases have impacted the collective conscious of the entire nation. These include the trial of Afzal Guru, the Nirbhaya case, the criminalization of homosexuality, the Parliament attack case, the Babri Masjid demolition and the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.
There was a lot that happened inside the courts during these trials which has remained hidden from public view. The Dramatic Decade is a collection of these stories. The book gives the reader a ringside view of what happened both inside and outside the courts. What were the arguments made, which lawyers fought the cases, what was the court's judgment and how did it affect the common man are some of the many questions answered here.