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Iterations of Law: Legal Histories from India

Aparna Balachandran, Rashmi Pant, and Bhavani Raman

Abstract

Iterations of Law: Legal Histories from India advances new perspectives on legal history from South Asia. While earlier historians looked at the results rather than the performance of law, the contributors to this volume examine the socioeconomic and political contexts that shape law-making and its practice. The chapters of this volume interrogate ‘from below’ the framing of legal regimes, and explore the physical and epistemic violence of colonial law. The contributors look at the ways in which colonized subjects shape the contours of legal spaces through constant interchange, conflict, and a ... More

Keywords: legal history, South Asia, law-making, legal regimes, violence, colonial law, case la, legal treatise

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199477791
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199477791.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aparna Balachandran, editor
Teacher, Department of History, University of Delhi, India.

Rashmi Pant, editor
Fellow, the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi

Bhavani Raman, editor
Teacher, Department of History, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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