The perfect gift for a Mumbaikar lawyer, a history and achitectural buff. The mug carries a important part of the Bombay High Court History in the form of the Monkey Judge.
The legendary one-eyed monkey from the interiors of the BombayHigh court has strong historic significance. We have tried to re-create the magic here!
There has been a lot of curiosity & plenty of versions regarding this cheeky depiction. One version has it that while thebuilding was still under construction an Indian subcontractoraccusedthe British contractor of underpaying him and took the Englishman tocourt. As was certain in colonial India, he lost the case. He then avenged himself by carving themonkeyas a part of the building to mock the system which had denied him justice. There are however, no conclusive answers.
Today, theBritishare gone and no longer enjoy legalprivileges. India’s judicial system is supposedly blind. However, it still seems to have an eye for the rich and powerful...
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