Author:Aparna Jha


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Demons and Demigods: Death Penalty in India

By: Aparna Jha

Price: $14.25

Publisher: New Delhi, Oxford University Press: 2018

Seller ID: 900622

ISBN: 0199489637

The Supreme Court of India has repeatedly held that the death penalty can be awarded only in the rarest of rare cases, where guilt is proved beyond reasonable doubt. However, in a system that is imperfect, not all those found guilty are truly demons, nor those who pass the sentence demigods, flawless and beyond reproach. In Demons and Demigods, Aparna Jha recounts how she successfully defended four death row inmates, and makes an impassioned argument against capital punishment. For an eye for an eye, she argues, can leave the whole world blind. PRINTED PAGES: 200. View more info