Rohinton Nariman: Gender Equality: Rights of Parsi Women after Advent of the Constitution of India
Title Gender Equality: The Rights of Parsi Women after the Advent of the Constitution of India Keynote Speaker
Ervad Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman (Retd.) was the judge of the Supreme Court of India from July 7, 2014, to August 12, 2021. This crowning achievement was preceded by many successively significant positions, including the role of the Solicitor General of India from July 27, 2011, to February 4, 2013.
Justice Nariman was recognized as one of five “World Heroes” by Access Now, an International Human Rights Organization, for his concurring judgment in K. S. Puttuswamy versus Union of India (2017), recognizing the Rights to Privacy as a Fundamental Right under Art. 21 of the Constitution of India. He is an expert in Comparative Constitutional Law and Civil Law.
Justice Nariman obtained his LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School, with his thesis on Affirmative Action: A Comparison between Indian and US Constitutional Law. He was selected by Harvard Alumni Association for interview with four distinguished alumni worldwide in December of 2020.
Justice Nariman is a compelling speaker and has delivered many lectures over the years. A selection of some of the subjects he has spoken about shows his remarkable range: Musings on Music; World War II: The Victor Writes History; India and the World’s Great Religions: Zoroastrianism through the Ages; Great Women in History; Origins of the Constitution of India; Great Dissenters of the Supreme Court; and Mahatma Gandhi and Mediation.
Justice Nariman is an Ordained Priest (Navar). He is the author of three books:
The Inner Fire: Faith, Choice, and Modern-Day Living in Zoroastrianism
Zoroastrianism in Other Faiths
Discordant Notes: The Voice of Dissent in the Court of Last Resort
Justice Nariman has a passion for, and deep knowledge about, western classical music. He has great interest in and is an avid reader of history, philosophy, literature, and science. He enjoys nature walks. This talk is the Professor Kaikhosrow D. Irani Memorial Lecture 2022 and made possible by ZAGNY & FEZANA.