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Discussing Prisons, Prisoners and Books with Sunetra Choudhury

In the third month of Lawctopus Law School Book Club, we are reading two books- ‘Black Warrant: Confessions of a Tihar Jailer’ and Behind Bars: Prison Tales of India’s Most Famous’. 

Both these books deal with the fallacies and anecdotes of Indian prisons. While Black Warrant comes from a personal space as a memoir of the former jailer of Tihar Jail, Behind Bars exposes the underbelly of the Indian prison system that is fraught with elitism. 

Both the books are impeccable in their own right as they narrate the untold stories of infamous ‘criminals’.

What else do these books have in common, you ask?

Journalist, anchor and author – Sunetra Choudhury. 

You heard it right! Sunetra Choudhury is the author of Behind Bars and has co-authored Black Warrant along with Sunil Gupta. She is known for her prolific work as an anchor and journalist at NDTV. Currently, she is working as the national political editor at the Hindustan Times. 

As it is with every book(s), we are delighted to invite you to the discussion on the two books with Sunetra as our guest, on April 15, Thursday.

Save the date peeps: April 15, Thursday

Time: 8.30 – 10 PM

Mode: Zoom. We’ll also be broadcasting, but will give preference to Zoom questions. So register soon.

Register for the meeting here.

About Lawctopus Law School Book Club

This book club is part of Lawctopus Law School. Here we read books related to “law” and discuss them. At the end of the book, we have a guest to discuss the book with. Till now we’ve read ‘A People’s Constitution’ by Dr. Rohit De and had Dr. De himself come for the book (watch the video here). In the second month, we had TG Shenoy over to discuss the book ‘The Moon is a Harsh Mistress’ by Robert Heinlein. Read more about the club here.

If you wish to join the Book Club fill the form here, we’ll contact you soon.

Register for the meeting here.

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