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We Could Be In Far More Trouble If The Intelligentsia Were Silent: A Historical View

The autumn of 1975 was a turbulent one. It was the autumn when Emergency was imposed. Having resigned from the office of Additional Solicitor General of India in protest against its imposition, the celebrated jurist Fali S Nariman would spend his quiet evenings at Delhi's Nehru Park, occasionally joined in his walks by the then High Commissioner of Australia Mr Bruce Grant. In his autobiography, Nariman recounts a conversation in which Grant told him of Indira Gandhi's amazement "at the lack of reaction among the intelligentsia" to the Emergency.