Legal Eagles: Stories of The Top Seven Indian Lawyers by Indu Bhan

Reviewed by Aria Sheth, BBA, Batch of 2025, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law

‘Legal Eagles’ by Indu Bhan is a seven-chapter book discussing the lives of seven of the most outstanding Indian lawyers, namely Harish Salve, Mukul Rohatgi, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Arvind Datar, Aryama Sundaram, Prashant Bhushan, and Rohinton Nariman. This book examines each of these luminaries’ triumphs, failures, journey to success, and the landmark courtroom cases that they have fought. The book also delves into personal details of each of these lawyers’ lives by alluding to their childhood, their role models, and the reason why they decided to pursue law as a career. The author of this book, Indu Bhan is a senior legal reporter associated with the Financial Express. The transition adopted by her to explore each of the lawyers’ lives is smooth and distinct.

Additionally, at the end of every chapter, a detailed explanation is provided of some of the landmark cases in which these personalities have played a significant role.

For instance, at the end of the chapter based on Harish Salve’s life, the author reviews the details of the famous Vodafone tax case, its impact, and the winning arguments of the case. Similarly, other cases such as the 2G spectrum scam are analyzed comprehensively, proving informational for law students and providing a fresh take on each case for those who may already be aware of it. This book also discusses the work ethics, professionalism, and the daily routine of the seven lawyers, which largely contributes to their success.

This book is an inspiring read for young and aspiring lawyers as well as practising lawyers. It proves to be an informative and thought-provoking read for law students. Thus, ‘Legal Eagles’ is recommended to all those fascinated by the subject of law in addition to those who aspire to be pioneers in the field.



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