J. B. Kanga

During a recent visit to the basement of Columbia Law Library, I came across an obituary for J. B. Kanga. Kanga was …

More ideas for teaching

Following up on my last post, here are a few other teaching ideas from my friend Arudra Burra, who teaches at the …

Ideas for teaching

I usually blog about research, but this month I’d like to share some teaching ideas I’ve been experimenting with since I started …

Thanks for the blood

Like most academics, I enjoy reading the Acknowledgments in scholarly books. They sometimes mention blood in the “blood, sweat and tears” tradition. …

The Buck Ruxton backstory

As promised last month, I am starting the new year with more on Buck Ruxton, the Parsi physician convicted and hanged in Manchester …

An A for Buck Ruxton?

Here in US academia, it is recommendation letter-writing season. I made a visit to the University of Glasgow Archives a year ago …

Three titles in Indian forensic history

While doing research on the history of poisons and forensic science in colonial India, I’ve come across some strange and fantastic primary sources. …