• The book based on research project by Justice Narendra Chapalgaonkar (Retd Judge of Mumbai High Court) (under the Fellowship programme of the School) on the life and work of three justices – Mahadev Govind Ranade, Kashinath Tryambak Telang and Narayan Ganesh Chandavarkar has been jointly published in Marathi jointly by the School and Mauj Prakashan of Mumbai in 2010. The same has also been translated into English and the School is looking for a suitable publisher for publishing during the year 2011-2012.

 

  • A symposium was organised on January 15, 2011, Chaired by the Justice Mr. Vikas Sirpurkar of the Supreme Court, to discuss the salient features and relevance of the book by Justice Chapalgaonkar in the present time. Justice Chapalgaonkar explained his objective behind writing the book, which was to bring out the deep involvement of Justices Ranade, Telang and Chandavarkar in reforming the tradition-ridden Hindu society of the time in the light of western liberal values to which its windows had opened with English education, without losing its own roots, and in fostering civil society organisations so much necessary for deepening such a social transformation. Distinguished scholars Prof. Ashok Chousalkar, Prof. Sadanad More and Prof. Neeraj Hatekar commented on the significance of the chapters from the book on the contribution of the three eminent judges of the 19 th century to the change in the thinking in political, social-religious, and economic spheres which the 19 th century society was undergoing. Justice Sirpurkar highlighted how the book has brought out their contribution through their work in the field of law and jurisprudence to the liberal values, which were just beginning to take roots in the society, and their sensitivity to the national cause while remaining within the constraints imposed by their own positions of authority within the judiciary of foreign rulers. Recently the book has also received an award from the Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad, Pune.



  • The School has also published Second Edition of the Book Karta-Karvita in Marathi by Shri Ramesh Panse, Smt. Rajyashree Kshirsagar and Smt Anita Deshmukh-Belhekar for which Shri Ramesh Panse, Hon. Fellow, has written the preface.