Chennai: Advocates or lawyers or law practitioners, no matter how they are addressed to, are entrusted with dealing legal matters of those who reach out to them.
But in the list of what comes to one’s mind while thinking about an advocate, writing a book might take one of the last few places in the options list.
Forty eight-year-old S P Nedumaran, a lawyer at Ambattur in the city who has been in the field for 25 years, having completed his BL from Madras Law College, has published three books or five if one takes the translated versions of them.
The resident of Vijayalakshmipuram in locality spoke about his passion towards authoring and about the instances that drove him towards publishing books.
“Back in 2005, the RTI Act came into place and I have since then been following it. Being an advocate, I get cases from all walks of life. About eight years ago, cases from senior citizens stating that their wards kicked them from their house having got their properties were prevalent. This drove me to write a book – A weapon for the common Indian and then my second for senior citizens. They did reasonably well,” said Nedumaran to News Today.
But the third book was conceived due to an incident that shook him for it was a suicide. “Particularly the suicide of a medical student who took his life because banks rejected his loan proposal. Students who study for years to get into college do not even know their basic rights. That is why I wrote a second book and named it ‘Kalvi Kadan Ungal Urimai’,” said Nedumaran.
Books can be written by anybody but they need to be special in-order-to sustain in this fast changing world. Nedumarans books are different in that aspect.
He said, “My books are different from one another. The first book was in a Q and A format while the next had model applications, which even my fellow law practitioners use today. I keep the language simple and try to reach out to the common man,” he added.
Reaching out to the common man he is, for his books are priced from Rs 70-100 and no more.
When asked what needs to change for India to become a rights based society, the lawyer quickly responded with a word – people.
He explained,”People do not have the tendency to search for things. They need to learn about their rights. I would also say that without expecting the failed official system, people must volunteer to spread awareness about our rights. Students would be the biggest beneficiaries.”
Nedumaran is currently engaged in works pertaining to his new books which will have medicine and manuals of government offices as the core. He can be contacted at 9841236017.