Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Books on law woo students and advocates

What is the difference between the Lokpal Bill and the Jan Lokpal Bill? What is Indian Penal Code? What does Article 1 of the Indian Constitution state? The answers to these above questions were found at a book stall put up in the Ninth Book Fair currently underway at the Moti Mahal Lawns, Lucknow.

Right from books dealing with the Constitution of India to the glossary of legal terms, all are available here. "We want to create legal awareness at the grass root level. People should know the basic laws and its implementation, so that no one fools them," said Paul Jacob of Indian Social Institute (ISI). In fact, this is the only stall in the fair that has books on law. Organisers have been trying to catch hold of other publishers since the past nine years, but have failed badly.

"We have been consistently trying to woo law publishers to participate in the fair. But they cite reasons such as deficit in sale," said Dev Raj Arora and Umesh Dhall, the organisers. This year, they approached Eastern Book Company and various publishers from Allahabad but all refused to come. Reason: These publishers have a fixed target, which they fail to get in the book fair.

Full report here Times of India 

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