The Calcutta Seniors Part I: Senior Advocate and Government Pleader, Ashok Banerjee

Default admin language (currently English) February 25 2014
Ashok Banerjee, calcutta high court

I finally find Ashok Banerjee, Senior Advocate and government pleader, sitting in his office in the Calcutta High Court. The office furniture is being refurbished and he is looking at his surroundings with an almost derisive air. When I compliment his relatively fancy surroundings, he looks at the furniture with a tinge of contempt and mutters under his breath, “Unnecessary expense”.

When he sees the voice recorder I have brought, he gives another dismissive shake of his head and says, “In the earlier days, this (pointing at . . .

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