Dr L.M. Singhvi (1931-2007) was an eminent Indian jurist, a distinguished parliamentarian, a celebrated statesman, an able administrator, a brilliant scholar, a prolific writer, and a diplomat par excellence.
He was India's second longest-serving high commissioner to the United Kingdom, from 1991 to 1997, and was conferred the Padma Bhushan in 1998.
Dr Singhvi was deeply wedded to human service, and wrote on a variety of issues which are relevant in contemporarysociopolitical discourse. This work, alluding to the multifaceted personality of Dr L.M.
Singhvi, highlights his scholarly contribution in varied fields of human activities such as law, diplomacy, democracy, and literature.
It brings together his unpublished papers and lectures which address topics ranging from human rights, foreign policy issues, Kashmir, centre-state relations, public administration, legal issues, to education, healthcare, civil services, and Indology.
The comprehensive introduction knits together thethemes discussed in the volume, and emphasizes their relevance in today's times.