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Law and Imperialism
Criminality and Constitution in Colonial India and Victorian England





ISBN 9781138665125
Published January 20, 2016 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Laws that were imposed by colonizers were as much an attempt to confirm their own identity as to control the more dangerous elements of a potentially unruly populace. This title uses material from both British Parliamentary Papers and colonial archive material to provide evidence of legal change and response.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Imperial Miasma; Chapter 2 Theory and the Constitution of Difference; Chapter 3 Imagery and Law in the Creation of Identities; Chapter 4 Scientific Racism and the Constitution of Difference; Chapter 5 The ‘Ethnic’ as a Component of the ‘Criminal’ Class; Chapter 6 Imposing Colonial Legal Identities In India; Chapter 7 Constructing the Sansi as a ‘Criminal’ Class; Chapter 8 Imperial Reflections: A Compelling Insistence;

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Preeti Nijhar