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Bhagat Singh, one of the most influential revolutionaries of the Indian Independence movement, was only twenty-three when he was executed in 1931. In their attempt to punish him, British authorities used controversial legislative powers to make an ordinance supposedly aimed at preserving 'peace, order and good government' but one that was never approved by the Central Assembly in India nor the British Parliament. A three-judge special tribunal was mandated to complete a hearing within a fixed period that did not even allow the 457 prosecution witnesses to be cross-examined.

Dr Satvinder Singh Juss, a London-based law professor and practising barrister, looks at these and other flaws in the legal process that was followed leading to the hanging. Full of engrossing detail from previously unpublished original archival material, including documents translated here for the first time, The Execution of Bhagat Singh considers the case for setting aside the sentence of execution in retrospect and for an official pardon for the revolutionary today.

‰Û÷Remarkable and devastating, a moment of British colonial history that is meticulously and brilliantly told, and deeply resonant for our own times.‰۪
PHILIPPE SANDS, Professor of Law, University College London, and author of East West Street

‰Û÷Professor Juss has produced the definitive study of the travesty of justice that was the trial and execution of Indian revolutionary Bhagat Singh. Written from a legal perspective, and based on comprehensive archival research, the book offers a powerful rebuttal of the tired clich̩ that the British introduced the rule of law in colonial India.‰۪
KIM A. WAGNER, Professor of Global and Imperial History, Queen Mary University of London, and author of Amritsar 1919

‰Û÷Bhagat Singh was tried and executed for assassinating a British officer at the high noon of Empire. His trial became a defining moment for the British who prided themselves on their judicial system. This meticulously researched book, which reads like a thriller, tells us the fascinating story of Bhagat Singh who became a folk hero almost immediately after his execution.‰۪
PROFESSOR AKBAR AHMED, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, School of International Service, American University, Washington, D.C.

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Title: TheExecution of Bhagat Singh
SKU: BK0426537
EAN: 9789353577377
Language: English
Binding: Paperback

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