The name V. R. Reddy is one that resonates in the legal community for his contribution to initiating transformational reform of legal education.
As a first-generation lawyer, he quickly rose to become a Government Pleader, a Senior Advocate and later the Advocate General of Andhra Pradesh. As the Chairman of the Bar Council of India and founder President of the National Law School of India Society, he played a key role in the foundation and growth of National Law School of India, Bangalore. He had a twenty-year stint at the Supreme Court of India, initially as the First Additional Solicitor General of India and later as Senior Advocate, before deciding to hang up his robes to spend a quiet life with friends and family in Hyderabad.
In Mundane and More from Memory, V. R. Reddy, narrates his extraordinary journey from a childhood in the idyllic rural environs of Rajampet in Andhra Pradesh to practicing law before the country’s highest court, while deftly balancing family and social life with professional obligations. Through photographs, documents and a pleasantly informal narrative, he reminisces memorable moments, interactions with prominent figures in public life and the legal fraternity, offering a refreshing look at the unique and lasting friendships and associations forged at every stage of a distinguished legal career.
Told with candour, warmth and wit, V. R. Reddy’s life story is sure to engage and inspire readers from different walks of life, not the least those who wish to pursue a legal career.
V. R. REDDY, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, was formerly Additional Solicitor General of India, Advocate General of Andhra Pradesh, and Chairman, Bar Council of India.
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4. University of London
5. Siblings and Spouses
6. 1964, the Eventful Year
7. The Wedding
8. Legal Career Threshold
9. Our Family Grows
10. Nukala, the Father Figure
11. Government Pleader
12. Gen 2
13. Gen 3
14. Deepika, the Guru
15. Collateral Activities
16. Warmth of Friendship and Rajampet Gallantry
17. Foray into Bar Bodies—Bar Council of India
18. Bar Council of India—Path for Fulfilment
19. Parallel Progress—Professional Career
20. Global Fraternity
22. Back to Business—Advocate General of Andhra Pradesh
23. Additional Solicitor General of India
24. Independent Practice and Retirement