C. Aryama Sundaram earned his law degree from Madras Law College after graduating from the Madras University as a gold medalist in philosophy. He enrolled with the Madras Bar Council on 26 November, 1980 and joined a law firm in Chennai called King & Partridge. In 1984, he started his own firm: Nataraj Rao Raghu & Sundaram. He became standing counsel for the Central Government in 1989 and continued with the post for six years till he was designated as a senior counsel in 1995 at the age of 38. After spending six years as a senior counsel in the Madras High Court, Sundaram moved to Delhi. He currently practices in the Supreme Court of India. Sundaram is a huge believer in the freedom of speech. One of his first cases on freedom of speech and expression, a landmark case, was S. Rangarajan vs P. Jagjivan Ram (judgment delivered on 30 March, 1989). He also successfully appeared for Khushwant Singh and secured the release of his book on the basis of freedom of speech which had been injuncted on the ground of it invading the privacy of a political luminary. One of his famous cases was Haldia Petrochemicals and Cyrus Mistry (oppression/mismanagement), BALCO, UOI vs Vedanta (enforcement of foreign awards).
Return of the Brahmin
Ravi Shankar Etteth in conversation with C. Aryama Sundaram
JLF First Edition is delighted to host the virtual launch of Ravi Shankar Etteth's latest work, Return of the Brahmin, published by Westland.
Author and political cartoonist Ravi Shankar Etteth’s latest, Return of the Brahmin, a sequel to The Brahmin, is a historical thriller following the escapades of King Ashoka’s most trusted ally and spymaster. In the midst of a violent conspiracy, Ashoka calls upon the Brahmin to protect the kingdom against a lethal foe and attempts to topple the empire. Etteth is also the author of Killing Time in Delhi, The Book Of Shiva, The Tiger by the River and The Village of the Widows. He is currently a consulting editor with The New Indian Express. In conversation with Senior Advocate C. Aryama Sundaram, Etteth discusses the nuances of historical thrillers and gives us a glimpse into this intricate vortex of death and deceit.