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India in the Shadows of Empire: A Legal and Political History (1774–1950)

Mithi Mukherjee


This book explains the postcolonial Indian polity by presenting an alternative historical narrative of the British Empire in India and India's struggle for independence. It pursues this narrative along two major trajectories. On the one hand, it focuses on the role of imperial judicial institutions and practices in the making of both the British Empire and the anti-colonial movement under the Congress, with the lawyer as political leader. On the other hand, it offers a novel interpretation of Gandhi's non-violent resistance movement as being different from the Congress. It shows that the Gandh ... More

Keywords: postcolonial Indian polity, historical narratives, British Empire, India, independence, anti-colonial movement, Gandhi, non-violent resistance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780198062509
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198062509.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mithi Mukherjee, author