Book-Shah Commission Report: Lost, and Regained.,
Publisher-Aazhi Publishers, Chennai Price: Rs. 950.
Author – Era. Chezhiyan
Description-A precious historical and political document — once buried,now got resurrected. Investigation of the widespread misuse and abuse of power during the imposition of double emergencies, external and internal in 1975-77
Book introduction by Shri L.K Advani
This new book has been compiled and edited by an old friend and Parliamentary colleague of mine, Era Sezhiyan. Born in 1923, Sezhiyan became an ardent follower and highly trusted assistant of C.N. Annadurai, founder of the DMK. He was in Parliament from 1962 to 1984. After the 1977 elections, he was a Founder-Member of the Janata Party and served in its National Working Committee and Parliamentary Board. This fresh compilation, re-editing and republication makes the book Sezhiyan’s signal service to history. His PREFACE AND INTRODUCTION is a startling revelation as to what actually provoked him to go in for this sort of private republication of an official document.
Sezhiyan adds:“When I wanted in the middle of September 2010 some background material about the declaration of June 1975 Emergency, I was astounded by the positive statements in some websites about the disappearance of the Shah Commission Report with assertive conclusion that ‘not a single copy of the Report exists in India’.