Review: Maverick Unchanged, Unrepentant by Ram Jethmalani

The Legal Arc Volume 1 Issue 1 Book Review

Reviewed by Muskan Bansal

Muskan Bansal is a Second Year Law Student in the BBA LLB course at Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, NMIMS.

Maverick Unchanged, Unrepentant is written by a former politician, highest rated criminal lawyer, and an international legal authority: Ram Jethmalani. The book ponders over various diseases that are inherent in government; ranging from Kashmir, China, Pakistan, fundamentalism to black money, corruption, governance, and the rise of terror.

The most admirable part of the entire work is the sheer collection of relevant facts on every subject discussed, which demands attention and applause. Especially, the complexities of the Kashmir issue, Bhopal tragedy, black money, state collusion, and national fraud served as the hallmark of this book. There’s no doubt when it comes to reading his work and even the title says it all. He has expressed his arguments along with some of the quotes, one such being “If we did not know that he [Bin Laden] was in Abbottabad for years with his wives and kids, we are a failed state; if we did know, we are a rogue state.” Or his view of democracy where he said, “Democracy is like a swimming pool. If you do not periodically change the water, it will almost certainly turn into a stinking cesspool.”

This book makes an incredible attempt to teach the citizens of India regarding the truth about several things that have happened in the country. Like an eye-opener, it talks about the hidden truths and is backed by logic, making it a priceless gift given to India by Ram Jethmalani. If one wants to know about the India of today and a decade back, this is your go-to book.



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