• Sushma Ramesh

Book Review- Yours Legally by Sonia Sahijwani

Updated: Jul 26, 2020

  1. Book Name: Yours Legally

  2. Author: Sonia Sahijwani

  3. Publishers: Wordit CDE (20 February 2019)

  4. Available on: Amazon and Flipkart

About the Book:

A young girl Sia has recently finished her graduation in Law against her parent’s wishes. With absolutely no family background in the legal profession, she sets out to explore the various opportunities this not so common but upcoming field of law brings her way. Written in the form of short stories and inspired by some true events, the author, through the protagonist Sia, narrates to us few such unusual and memorable incidents including some eccentric court room dramas, all of which left a deep impact in her life. This debut book one is an honest attempt to talk about law with a dash of satire, with an aim to reach out to all those who may or may have never heard anything about the legal profession nor would have ever stepped inside a court. And for those who are a part of it already, they might relate to it in some way. Just read along and enjoy the short but bumpy ride.

About the Author:

Sonia Sahijwani is a 33-year-old LL.B. graduate from Faculty of Law, Delhi University. After completing her graduation from Delhi University (Gargi College), she pursued English Print Journalism from Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi. After a brief stint with a leading financial magazine, she left her job to study law. She is currently working in a public sector company as a Legal Officer and is living in Chandigarh along with her husband Sulabh Saini. She is presently enjoying motherhood and is busy parenting her six-month-old son Suhaan. Yours Legally is her first book. Know more about her at http://www.the-mind-and-heart-speaks.blogspot.com

My take on the Book:

I am sure all of us know how the legal system works in India and through Yours Legally, the author tries to point out such a few incidences that occur every day in a lawyer’s life in a very subtle and witty way. The narration was very impressive for a debut author and I really liked how Sia’s characterization was put together. Her strong dedication to her profession, her emotions, her excitements and everything else was amazingly captured. Every chapter had something or the other to offer(my favorite chapter being Quidi.No 90) and I had a very good experience learning about the law system and things around it in a very simpler way. Few grammatical errors were a big turn off to me in the book but a great attempt by the author for writing very unique and intriguing storyline. Overall, it’s a very good book to all looking for a new genre and also is a quick read knowing how difficult it is to read and understand the law and its practices!

My ratings: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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