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Mitra Sharafi

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. …

ILR Literature Review Prize

The newly launched Indian Law Review has a Literature Review Prize 2017. Here are the full details (H/t: Law and other things): Indian Law Review hopes …

CRN22 goes to Mexico

It was fantastic to see so many South Asianists at the Law and Society Association‘s 2017 international meeting in Mexico City recently. There …

Privy Council Papers

[Unfortunate update and correction: It looks like I jumped the gun on this one: the JCPC records are *not* yet open for …

Joint CRN Lunch @ 2017 LSA

Coming to the Law and Society Association meeting in Mexico City in June? Join us for the Joint Annual Collaborative Research Network Lunch for CRN 15: British …