Urvashi PrasannanshuLaw and Literature: Readings In English
New Delhi: Lexis Nexis India, 2016, 360 pp.
Law and Literature: Readings in English is specially designed for students pursuing the three-year law course or five-year integrated degree course in law education institutes including national law schools. Catering to the long-felt need of law students for a book on literary readings, this book offers a careful selection of poems, plays, parables, experiences of famous lawyers as students of law and the insights these can lend to a student of law; the genesis of hypothetical but very pertinent questions of law; how a mechanical application of the laws leads to questionable outcomes and different dimensions in which law can be perceived. Selected texts have been included with the objective to enable students to introspect on the meaning and process of education. The literary pieces in this book are aimed at lending a perspective that theoretical courses of law fail to offer
Dr Prasannanshu is an associate professor of English at National Law University, Delhi, and a visiting faculty of the Paris West University, Nanterre La Defense, France.