On related topics, here are some online resources.
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Abraham, Santhosh. “Colonial Law in Early British Malabar: Transparent Colonial State and Formality of Practices.” South Asia Research 31:3 (2011), 249-64.
Agnes, Flavia. Family Law. Vol.1: Family Laws and Constitutional Claims. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2011.
Agnes, Flavia. “Hindu Conjugality: Transition from Sacrament to Contractual Obligations,” 237-57. In Sivaramayya, Parashar and Dhanda.
Agnes, Flavia. Law and Gender Inequality: The Politics and Women’s Rights in India. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1999. (Also part of Women and Law in India: An Omnubus. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2004.)
Ahmed, Asad Ali. “Specters of Macaulay: Blasphemy, the Indian Penal Code and Pakistan’s Postcolonial Predicament,” 172-205. In Kaur and Mazzarella.
Ahmed, Faiz. Afghanistan Rising: Islamic Law and Statecraft between the Ottoman and British Empires. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2017. [imperialism; experts; expats; pan-Islam; Muslims; Ottoman Empire; British India; constitutions; independence; Khilafat movement; legislation kingship]
American Historical Review Forum: “Law and Empire in Global Perspective.” 117:4 (2012). Includes introduction by Lauren Benton and article by Nandini Chatterjee. [special issue]
Amin, Shahid. Event, Metaphor, Memory: Chauri Chaura 1922-1992. Berkeley, Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1995. [criminal law; policing]
Anagol, Padma. “The Emergence of the Female Criminal in India: Infanticide and Survival under the Raj.” History Workshop Journal 53 (2002), 73-93. [gender;crime; children; Hindu widows]
Anagol, Padma. “Rebellious Wives and Dysfunctional Marriages: Indian Women’s Discourses and Participation in the Debates over Restitution of Conjugal Rights and the Child Marriage Controversy in the 1880s and 1890s,” 420-65. In Sarkar and Sarkar, vol.1. [gender; legislation; social reform movements]
Anagol-McGinn, Padma. “The Age of Consent Act (1891) Reconsidered: Women’s Perspectives and Participation in the Child-Marriage Controversy in India.” South Asia Research 12:2 (1992), 100-18. [gender; legislation; social reform movements]
Anderson, Clare. ““Discourses of exclusion and the ‘convict stain’ in the Indian Ocean (c.1800-1850),” 105-120. In Tambe and Fischer-Tiné. [transportation; criminal law; Australia; British India]
Anderson, Clare. ‘The Ferringees are Flying–the ship is ours!’: the convict middle passage in colonial South and Southeast Asia, 1790-1860.” Indian Economic and Social History Review 42:2 (2005), 143-86. [transportation; prisons; criminal law]
Anderson, Clare. “Gender, Subalternity, and Silence: Recovering Convict Women’s Experiences from Histories of Transportation,c.1780-1857,” 139-60. In Anindita Ghosh. [prisons; criminal law; gender; Indian Ocean; Mauritius; Burma; Southeast Asia]
Anderson, Clare. “The Transportation of Narain Sing: Punishment, Honour and Identity from the Anglo-Sikh Wars to the Great Revolt.” Modern Asian Studies 44:5 (2010), 1115-45. [criminal law; treason; prisons; Burma]
Anderson, Michael R. and Sumit Guha, eds. Changing Concepts of Rights and Justice in South Asia. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Anderson, Michael R. “Classification and Coercions: Themes in South Asian Legal Studies in the 1980s.” South Asia Research 10:2 (1990), 158-77.
Anderson, Michael R. “India, 1858-1930: The Illusion of Free Labour,” 422-54. In Hay and Craven.
Anderson, Michael R. “Islamic Law and the Colonial Encounter in British India,” 165-85. In David Arnold and Peter Robb, eds., Institutions and Ideologies: A SOAS South Asia Reader. Richmond, UK: Curzon, 1993. Also in Women Living under Muslim Laws (WLUML) Occasional Paper No.7 (June 1996), 1-24. [Muslims; Anglo-Islamic law]
Arnold, David. “The Colonial Prison: Power, Knowledge, and Penology in Nineteenth-Century India.” In Ranajit Guha, ed. A Subaltern Studies Reader, 1986-1995, 140-78. Minneapolis: University of Minneapolis Press, 1997.
Arnold, David. “Crime and Crime Control in Madras, 1858-1947,” 62-88. In Yang, Crime and Criminality.
Arnold, David. Police Power and Colonial Rule in Madras, 1859-1947. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1986.
Arnold, David. “The Self and the Cell: Indian Prison Narratives as Life Histories,” 29-53. In David Arnold and Stuart Blackburn, eds. Telling Lives in India: Biography, Autobiography, and Life History. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2004. [prisons; jail; diairies; journals; M. K. Gandhi; Jawaharlal Nehru]
Arnold, David. Toxic Histories: Poison and Pollution in Modern India. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. [crime; criminal law; murder; medicine; adulteration; environmental history; police; regulation; history of science; animals; botany]
Arondekar, Anjali. For the Record: On Sexuality and the Colonial Archive in India. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2009. [criminal law; legislation; sexuality; gender]
Arunima, G. “A Vindication of the Rights of Women: Families and Legal Change in Nineteenth-century Malabar,” 114-39. In Anderson and Guha.
——There Comes Papa: Colonialism and the Transformation of Matriliny in Kerala, Malabar, c.1850-1940. Delhi: Orient Longman, 2003. [family law; property law]
Athulathmudali, Lalith W. “The Law of Defamation in Ceylon: A Study in the Interaction of English and Roman-Dutch Law.” International and Comparative Law Quarterly 13:4 (1964), 1368-1406. [Sri Lanka; libel]
Aung-Thwin, Maitrii. “Discourses of emergency in colonial and postcolonial Burma,” 187-212. In Ramraj and Thiruvengadam. [Myanmar; colonialism; criminal law; monasticism; Bengal]
Aung-Thwin, Maitrii. The Return of the Galon King: History, Law and Rebellion in Colonial Burma. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2011. [Myanmar; symbol]
Bailkin, Jordana .”The Boot and the Spleen: When was Murder possible in British India.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 48 (2006), 462-493.
Bakhle, Janaki. “Savarkar (1883-1966), Sedition and Surveillance: the rule of law in a colonial situation,” social History 35:1 (2010), 51-75. [independence movement; nationalism; Gandhi; Tilak; political trials]
Balganesh, Shyamkrishna. “Gandhi and Copyright Pragmatism,” California Law Review (14 Dec. 2013). [intellectual property]
Banerjee, Anil Chandra. English Law in India. Delhi: Abhinav, 1984.
Banerjee, Sukanya. Becoming Imperial Citizens: Indians in the late-Victorian Empire. Durkham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010.
Banerjee-Dube, Ishita. Religion, Law and Power: Tales of Time in Eastern India, 1860-2000. London: Anthem Press, 2007. [Hindu temple disputes; religious endowments; ascetics; Orissa; Mahima Dharma]
Baxi, Pratiksha. Public Secrets of Law: Rape Trials in India. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2014. [gender; sex crimes; consent; falsity; medical jurisprudence; science]
Baxi, Upendra. ‘”The State’s Emissary”: The Place of Law in Subaltern Studies.” In Partha Chatterjee and Gyanendra Pandey, eds. Subaltern Studies VII, 247-64. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Bayly, C. A. Recovering Liberties: Indian Thought in the Age of Liberalism and Empire. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. [legal thought; history of the legal profession; jury; nationalism; independence movement; Ilbert bill]
Bently, Lionel. “Different Layers of Lawmaking: National, Regional and International Copyright, Translations and Relations between Britain and India in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.” Chicago-Kent Law Review 82 (2007), 1181-1240. [intellectual property]
Benton, Lauren. Law and Colonial Cultures: Legal Regimes in World History, 1400-1900. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. [jurisdiction; sovereignty]
Benton, Lauren. A Search for Sovereignty: Law and Geography in European Empires, 1400-1900. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. [jurisdiction; sovereignty]
Berti, Daniela, Gilles Tarabout, and Raphaël Voix,eds. Filing Religion: State, Hinduism, and Courts of Law. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016. [temple disputes, law and religion]
Beverley, Eric Lewis. “Property, Authority and Personal Law: Waqf in Colonial South Asia.” South Asia Research 31 (2011), 155-82.
Bhala, Raj. Understanding Islamic Law (Shari’a). New Providence, NJ: LexisNexis, 2011. [Mughal legal history; Anglo-Islamic law; case law]
Bhatia, H. S. Justice System and Mutinies in British India. Delhi: Deep and Deep, 2001.
Bhattacharya, France. “British Justice and the Lustful Mahant,” 197-229. In Berti, Tarabout and Voix. [monastery; ascetic; Bengal; rape; sexual assault; murder; adultery]
Bhattacharya, Neeladri. “Remaking Custom: The Discourse and Practice of Colonial Codification,” 20-51. In R. Champakalakshmi and S. Gopal, eds. Tradition, Dissent and Ideology: Essays in Honour of Romila Thapar. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1996. [customary law; Punjab; Utilitarianism]
Bhattacharyya-Panda, Nandini. Appropriation and Invention of Tradition: The East India Company and Hindu Law in Early Colonial Bengal. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2008. [personal law system]
Bhuwania, Anuj. Courting the People: Public Interest Litigation in post-Emergency India. Delhi: Cambridge University Press, 2017. [constitutionalism; Supreme Court; rights; PIL; access to justice]
Birla, Ritu. “Jurisprudence of Emergence: Neo-Liberalism and the Public as Market in India.” South Asia: J. of South Asian Studies 38:3 (2015), 466-80 [capitalism; colonialism; emerging markets; Foucault; judicial activism; governmentality; neo-liberalism; public interest; rule of law; stock exchange]
Birla, Ritu. “Law as Economy: Convention, Corporation, Currency,” UC Irvine Law Review 1:3 (2011), 1015-37. [legislation; history of commercial law; economic history; intellectual history]
Birla, Ritu. Stages of Capital: Law, Culture and Market Governance in Late Colonial India. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009.
Bishara, Fahad Ahmad. A Sea of Debt: Law and Economic Life in the Western Indian Ocean, 1780-1950. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017. [marine; maritime history; history of commercial law; trade; history of the legal profession; South Asian diaspora; East Africa; Zanzibar; mortgage]
Brimnes, Neil. “Beyond Colonial Law: Indigenous Litigation and the Contestation of Property in the Mayor’s Court in Late Eighteenth-Century Madras.” Modern Asian Studies 37:3 (2003), 513-50.
Burra, Arudra. “The Cobwebs of imperial rule.” Seminar 615 (2010), 79-83. [colonial continuities; Indian Civil Service; independence; post-colonial India]
Burra, Arudra. “What is ‘Colonial’ about Colonial Laws?” American University International Law Review 31:2 (2016), 137-70. [independence; post-colonial India; nationalist movement; colonial continuities; police; bureaucracy; Indian Civil Service]
Carroll, Lucy. “Law, Custom and Statutory Social Reform: The Hindu Widows’ Remarriage Act of 1856,” 113-44. In Sarkar and Sarkar, vol.1. [gender; legislation; case law; social reform movements]
Carroll, Lucy. “Pakistan’s Evidence Order (‘Qanun-i-Shahadat’), 1984: General Zia’s Anti-Islamization Coup,” 517-41. In Muhammad Khalid Masud, Rudolph Peters and David S. Powers, eds. Dispensing Justice in Islam: Qadis and their Judgments. Leiden: Brill, 2006. [personal law; Islamic law; Muslims; matrimonial law; family; children; legitimacy]
Cederlöf, Gunnel. “Becoming and being a subject. An introduction,” 1-17. In Cederlöf and Das Gupta. [citizenship; subjecthood]
Cederlöf, Gunnel. “The making of subjects on British India’s North-Eastern Frontier,” 18-37. In Cederlöf and Das Gupta. [land; property; revenue; taxation; subjects; rights]
Cederlöf, Gunnel and Sanjukta Das Gupta, eds. Subjects, Citizens and law: Colonial and independent India. London: Routledge, 2017. [legal history; anthropology; political science; legal practice; legal consciousness; rights]
Chakrabarty, Dipesh, Rochona Majumdar, Andrew Sartori, eds. From the Colonial to the Postcolonial: India and Pakistan in Transition. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007. [independence]
Chakravarti, Uma. Rewriting History: The Life and Times of Pandita Ramabai. Delhi: Kali for Women, 1998. [personal law system; family law]
Chan, Wing-Cheong, Barry Wright and Stanley Yeo, eds. Codification, Macaulay and the Indian Penal Code: The Legacies and Modern Challenges of Criminal Law Reform. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2011. [criminal law; codification; legislation; legal transplants]
Chandavarkar, Rajnarayan. Imperial Power and Popular Politics: Class, Resistance and the State in India, c.1850-1950. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. [police, public order, bureaucracy]
Chandra, Sudhir. Enslaved Daughters: Colonialism, Law and Women’s Rights. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1998.
Chandra, Uday. “Liberalism and Its Other: The Politics of Primitivism in Colonial and Postcolonial Indian Law,” Law & Society Review 47:1 (2013), 135-68. [intellectual history; political theory; tribal peoples]
Chandrachud, Abhinav. “Supreme Court’s Seniority Norm: Historical Origins.” Economic and Political Weekly 47:8 (25 Feb.2012), 26-30. [history of the legal profession; judges; High Courts; Federal Court of India]
Chatterjee, Indrani. Gender, Slavery and Law in Colonial India. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Chatterjee, Indrani. “Genealogy, History and Law: The Case of the Tripura Rajamala,” 109-45. In Partha Chatterjee and Anjan Ghosh, eds. History and the Present. Delhi: Permanent Black, 2002.
Chatterjee, Indrani. “Women, Monastic Commerce, and Coverture in Eastern India circa 1600-1800 CE,” Modern Asian Studies 50:1 (2016), 175-216. [gender; trade; East India Company; colonialism]
Chatterjee, Nandini. “English Law, Brahmo Marriage and the Problem of Religious Difference: Civil Marriage Laws in Britain and India.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 52:3 (2010), 524-52.
Chatterjee, Nandini. “Images of Islam: A Murder in Calcutta.” Journal of Comparative Law 7:2 (2013), 78-95. [criminal law; Muslims; Privy Council]
Chatterjee, Nandini. “Indian Christian Personal Law in India: the modern origins of yet another tradition.” Cambridge Centre of South Asian Studies, Occasional Paper No. 4, 2004.
Chatterjee, Nandini. “Law, culture and history: Amir Ali’s interpretation of Islamic law,” 45-59. In Dorsett and McLaren. [history of the legal profession; Islamic law; legal treatises; Privy Council]
Chatterjee, Nandini. The Making of Indian Secularism: Empire, Law and Christianity, 1830-1960. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. [personal law system]
Chatterjee, Nandini. “Muslim or Christian? Family Quarrels and Religious Diagnosis in a Colonial Court.” American Historical Review 117:4 (2012), 1101-22. [Judicial Committee of the Privy Council; personal law system]
Chatterjee, Nandini. “Reflections on Religious Difference and Permissive Inclusion in Mughal Law,” Journal of Law and Religion 29:3 (2014), 396-415. [early modern legal history; pre-colonial law; personal law system; Muslims]
Chatterjee, Nandini. “Religious Change, Social Conflicts and Legal Competition: The Emergence of Christian Personal Law in Colonial India.” Modern Asian Studies 44:6 (2010), 1147-95.
Chatterjee, Partha. A Princely Impostor? The Strange and Universal History of the Kumar of Bhawal. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2002. [courts; inheritance; property law]
Chaudhry, Faisal. “A Rule of Proprietary Right for British India: From revenue settlement to tenant right in the age of classical legal thought,” Modern Asian Studies 50 (2016):1, 345-84. [property law; land; rights; taxation; East India Company]
Cheesman, Nick. Opposing the Rule of Law: How Myanmar’s Courts Make Law and Order. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. [Burma; colonialism; independence; postcolonialism; courts; procedure; law and order; judicial torture]
Cheesman, Nick. “Rule-of-law Lineages in Colonial and Early Post-colonial Burma,” Modern Asian Studies 50:2 (2016), 564-601. [Myanmar; criminal law; courts; independence]
Chew, Dolores. “The case of the ‘unchaste’ widow: constructing gender in 19th-century Bengal (Kery Kolitany v Moniram Kolita case).” Resources for Feminist Research (Toronto), 22:3-4 (1992-3), 31-40. [Calcutta High Court; Judicial Committee of the Privy Council; gender; Hindu widow; property; inheritance]
Clémentin-Ojha, Catherine. “Claiming Religious Rights from a Secular Power: Judgment regarding the rules of succession to the position of Shebait in a North indian Temple,” 260-81. In Berti, Tarabout and Voix. [inheritance; succession; temple; monastery]
Cocks, Raymond. “Social Roles and Legal Rights: Three Women in Early Nineteenth-Century India.” Legal History 23: 2 (August 2002) 77-106. [history of the legal profession]
Cohn, Bernard S. “From Indian Status to British Contract,” 463-82. In Bernard S. Cohn. An Anthropologist among the Historians and other Essays. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1987.
Cohn, Bernard S. “Law and the Colonial State in India,” 57-75. In B. Cohn, Colonialism and its Forms of Knowledge. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996.
Cohn, Bernard S. “Some Notes on Law and Change in North India,” 554-74. In Cohn. An Anthropologist among the Historians.
Condos, Mark. “License to Kill: The Murderous Outrages Act and the rule of law in colonial India, 1867-1925,” Modern Asian Studies 50 (2016):2, 479-517. [rule of law, violence, North-West Frontier Province, NWFP, state of exception, legality, legislation]
Cooray, L. J. M. The Reception in Ceylon of the English Trust: An Analysis of the Case Law and Statutory Principles relating to Trusts and Trustees in Ceylon in light of the Relevant Foreign Cases and Authorities. Colombo: Lake House Printers and Publishers, 1971.
Creekmur, Corey K. “Bombay Bhai: The Gangster in and behind Popular Hindi Cinema,” 29-43. In Creekmur and Sidel. [film; crime; detectives; fiction; terrorism]
Creekmur, Corey K. “Introduction: Cinema, Law, and the State in Asia,” 1-10. In Creekmur and Sidel. [film; media; censorship; art; jury]
Creekmur, Corey K. and Mark Sidel, eds. Cinema, Law, and the State in Asia. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. [film; media; censorhip; art; city; citizenship; Bollywood; terrorism]
Crouch, Melissa. “Personal Law and Colonial Legacy: State-Religion Relations and Islamic Law in Myanmar,” 69-95. In Melissa Crouch, ed., Islam and the State in Myanmar: Muslim-Buddhist Relations and the Politics of Belonging. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. [Burma; Islam; Muslim personal law; Anglo-Muhammedan law; marriage; matrimonial law; legislation; Burma Laws Act 1898; military rule; socialism; constitution; Buddhism]
Dam, Shubhankar. Presidential Legislation in India: The Law and Practice of Ordinances. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. [post-colonial history]
Daniels, Ronald J., Michael J. Trebilcock, and Lindsey D. Carson. “The Legacy of Empire: The Common Law Inheritance and Commitments to Legality in former British Colonies.” American Journal of Comparative Law 59 (2011), 111-78.
Darnton, Robert. “Literary Surveillance in the British Raj: The Contradictions of Liberal Imperialism,” Book History 4 (2001), 133-76. [sedition; obscenity; censorship; trials; courts; plays; theater; song; legislation; religion; police; history of the book]
Das Acevedo, Deepa. “Divine Sovereignty, Indian Property Law, and the Dispute over the Padmanabhaswamy Temple,” Modern Asian Studies 50:3 (2016), 841-65. [temple disputes; Hinduism; secularism; South India; Kerala; Supreme Court of India]
Das Gupta, Sanjukta. “A homeland for ‘tribal’ subjects: Revisiting British colonial experimentations in the Kolhan Government estate,” 102-21. In Cederlöf and Das Gupta. [land; property; revenue; sovereignty; tenancy; legislation; adivasi]
Dasgupta , Simanti. “Contagious contestations: Sex work, medicine and law in colonial and postcolonial Sonagachhi,” 60-77. In Cederlöf and Das Gupta. [sex trade; prostitution; anthropology; Contagious Diseases Act]
Datla, Kavita Saraswathi. “The Origins of Indirect Rule in India: Hyderabad and the British Imperial Order.” Law and History Review 33:2 (2015), 321-50. [princely states; empire; treaty-making; international law]
Davis, Jr., Donald R. The Boundaries of Hindu Law: Tradition, Custom and Politics in Medieval Kerala. Corpus Iuris Sansriticum et Fontes Iuris Asiae Meridianae et Centralis. Vol.5 Ed. Oscar Botto. Torino, Italy: CESMEO, 2004.
Davis, Jr., Donald R. “A Historical Overview of Hindu Law,” 17-27. In Lubin, Davis and Krishnan.
Davis, Jr., Donald R. “Intermediate Realms of Law: Corporate Groups and Rulers in Medieval India.” Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 48:1 (2005), 92-117.
Davis, Jr., Donald R. “Law and ‘Law Books’ in the Hindu Tradition.” German Law Journal 9:3 (2008), 309-26.
Davis, Jr., Donald R. “Law in the Mirror of Language: the Madras School of Orientalism on Hindu Law,” 288-309. In Thomas R. Trautmann, ed. The Madras School of Orientalism: Producing Knowledge in Colonial South India. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Davis, Jr., Donald R. and Timothy Lubin. “Hinduism and Colonial Law,” 96-110. In Brian A. Hatcher, ed. Hinduism in the Modern World. New York and London: Routledge, 2006. [Hindu law, religion, gender, women, custom, marriage, temples, family, personal law]
De, Rohit.”Emasculating the Executive: The Federal Court and Civil Liberties in Late Colonial India, 1942-1944,” 59-90. In Halliday, Karpik and Feeley. [nationalist movement; rule of law; history of the legal profession]
De, Rohit. “Mumtaz Bibi’s Broken Heart: The Many Lives of the Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act, 1939.” Indian Economic and Social History Review 46:1 (2009), 105-30. [Muslims; personal law; gender; matrimonial law; family law]
De, Rohit. ” ‘A Peripatetic World Court’: Cosmopolitan Courts, Nationalist Judges and the Indian Appeal to the Privy Council,” Law and History Review 32:4 (2014), 821- 51. [British Empire; courts; history of the legal profession]
De, Rohit. “Rebellion, Dacoity, and Equality: The Emergence of the Constitutional Field in Postcolonial India,” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 34:2 (2014), 260-78. [constitutionalism; courts; criminal law]
De, Rohit. “South Asian Legal Traditions.” In James D. Wright, ed. International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. Oxford: Elsevier, 2015. 2nd ed., vol.23, 58-62. [personal law; religion; ancient India; Hindu law; Islamic law; colonialism; codification; post-colonial; constitutionalism; India; Sri Lanka; Ceylon; Pakistan; Bangladesh; public interest litigation]
De, Rohit. “The Two Husbands of Vera Tiscenko: Apostasy, Conversion and Divorce in Late Colonial India.” Law and History Review 28:4 (2010), 1011-41. [personal law; religion]
den Otter, Sandra. “Law, Authority, and Colonial Rule,” 168-90. In Douglas M. Peers and Nandini Gooptu, eds., India and the British Empire. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. [personal law; custom; courts; history of the legal profession; rule of law]
Denault, Leigh. “Partition and the Politics of the Joint Family in Nineteenth-century North India.” Indian Economic and Social History Review 46:1 (2009), 27-55. [Hindu joint family; inheritance; personal law; Anglo-Hindu law]
Derrett, J.D.M. “The Administration of Hindu Law by the British.” Comparative Studies in Society and History. 4 (1961), 10-52.
Derrett, J.D.M. Essays in Classical and Modern Hindu Law. Leiden: Brill, 1977.
Derrett, J.D.M. Religion, Law and the State in India. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1999.
DeSilva Wijeyeratne, Roshan, Biswajit Chanda, Prakash Shah. “South Asian Law.” In Katz. [law and religion; Buddhist law; Muslims; Anglo-Islamic law; diaspora]
DeSilva Wijeyeratne, Roshan. “Sri Lanka.” In Katz. [Ceylon; Buddhist law; Islamic law; Kandyan law; customary law; Roman-Dutch law]
Dezalay, Yves and Bryant G. Garth. Asian Legal Revivals: Lawyers in the Shadow of Empire. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. [history of the legal profession; colonialism; independence; comparative studies]
Dezalay, Yves and Bryant G. Garth.“The Legal Construction of a Politics Of Notables: The Double Game of The Patricians of the Indian Bar in the Market of Civic Virtue.” Retfærd. Nordic Legal Journal 29:3 (2006), 42-6. [history of the legal profession]
Dezalay, Yves and Bryant G. Garth. “National Usages for a ‘Global’ Science: The Dissemination of New Economic Paradigms as a Strategy for the Reproduction of Governing Elites,” 143-67. In Grégoire Mallard, Catherine Paradeise and Ashveen Peerbaye, eds. Global Science and National Sovereignty: Studies in Historical Sociology of Science. London: Routledge, 2009. [history of the legal profession]
Dirks, Nicholas. “From Little King to Landlord: Property, Law, and the Gift under the Madras Permanent Settlement.” Comparative Studies in Society and History, 28:2 (1986), 307-33.
Doongaji, Damayanti. Crime and Punishment in Ancient Hindu Society. Delhi: Ajanta Publications, 1986. [Hindu law]
Dorsett, Shaunnagh and John McLaren, eds. Legal Histories of the British Empire: Laws, engagements and legacies. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2014. [history of the legal profession, Islamic law, legislation, criminal law, Privy Council]
Dube, Saurabh. Stitches on Time: Colonial Textures and Postcolonial Tangles. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2004. [archives; anthropology; narrative history; panchayat; kinship; gender]
Dube, Saurabh and Anupama Rao, eds. Crime through Time. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2013. [Islamic law, criminal tribes, thuggee, dacoity, police, prisons, infanticide, archives, gender, anthropology]
Duman, Daniel. The English and Colonial Bars in the Nineteenth Century. London: Croom Helm, 1983. [history of the legal profession]
Engels, Dagmar. “Wives, Widows and Workers: Women and the Law in Colonial India,” 159-78. In Mommsen and de Moor. [sati; widow remarriage; labor law; factories]
Fisch, Jörg. Cheap Lives and Dear Limbs: the British transformation of the Bengal Criminal Law 1769-1817. Wiesbaden: Franz Steiner Verlag, 1983.
Fisch, Jörg. “Law as a Means and as an End: Some Remarks on the Function of European and Non-European Law in the Process of European Expansion,” 15-38. In Mommsen and de Moor.
Fischer-Tiné, Harald. ‘Hierarchies of Punishment in Colonial India: European Convicts and the Racial Dividend, c.1860-1890,’ 41-65. In Harald Fischer-Tiné and Susanne Gehrmann, eds. Rethinking Race, Class, and Gender in Colonial Settings. London: Routledge, 2009. [criminal law; prisons; race]
Fischer-Tiné, Harald and Michael Mann, eds. Colonialism as Civilizing Mission: Cultural Ideology in British India. London: Anthem Press, 2004. [jurisdiction; gender; infanticide]
Fraas, Mitch. “Making Claims: Indian litigants and the expansion of the English legal world in the eighteenth century.” Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 15:1 (spring 2014) [no page numbers] [Privy Council; British Empire; courts; history of the legal profession]
Fraas, Mitch. “Primary Sources at a Distance: Researching Indian Colonial Law.” Focus on Global Resources (Center for Research Libraries Global Resources Network) 32:1 (fall 2012), 9-11. [jury; East India Company; archives]
Fraas, Mitch. ” ‘They Have Travailed Into a Wrong Latitude’: The Laws of England, Indian Settlement, and the British Imperial Constitution 1726-1773.” PhD dissertation, Duke University, 2011. [courts; East India Company; jury]
Franklin, Michael J. Orientalist Jones: Sir William Jones, Poet, Lawyer, and Linguist, 1746-1794. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. [personal law system; history of the legal profession; judges]
Freitag, Sandria. “Sansiahs and the State: The Changing Nature of ‘Crime’ and ‘Justice’ in Nineteenth-Century British India,” 82-113. In Anderson and Guha.
French, Rebecca Redwood. “Buddhism and Law in Tibet,” 304-18. In French and Nathan. [law and religion; custom; codification; Himalayan region; monasticism]
French, Rebecca Redwood. The Golden Yoke: The Legal Cosmology of Buddhist Tibet. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1995. [Himalayan region; law and religion; spatiality; symbols and representations of law; courts; officials; legal culture]
French, Rebecca Redwood and Mark A. Nathan, eds. Buddhism and Law: An Introduction. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. [law and religion; monasticism; India; Sri Lanka; Ceylon; Burma; Myanmar; Tibet; Bhutan; Himalayan region]
Galanter, Marc. Competing Equalities: Law and the Backward Castes in India. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984. [caste; dalit; tribal peoples; indigeneity; reservations; affirmative action; discrimination; Constitution; Ambedkar]
Galanter, Marc. “The Displacement of Traditional Law in Modern India.” Journal of Social Issues 24:4 (1968), 65-91.
Galanter, Marc. “Fifty Years On,” 57-65. In J. Kirpal et al., Supreme but not Infallible: Essays in Honor of the Supreme Court of India. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2000. [constitutional law]
Galanter, Marc. “An Incomplete Bibliography of the Indian Legal Profession.” Law and Society Review 3:2/3 (1968-9), 445-62.
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German Law Journal Special Issue on India. 9:3 (2008). Articles by Donald R. Davis, Jr., Piyel Haldar, and Werner Menski. [Hindu law; personal law system; courts]
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Goonesekere, Savitri W. E. “Colonial Legislation and Sri Lankan Family Law: The Legacy of History,” 193-209. In K. M. De Silva, Sirima Kiribamune, Chandra Richard De Silva, eds., Asian Panorama: Essays in Asian History, Past and Present. Delhi: Vikas Pub. House for Executive Committee, 11th Conference of IAHA, 1990. [gender; Roman-Dutch law, Tamil customary law; Kandyan customary law; Muslim personal law; Christian personal law; post-colonial law]
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Law and History Review Forum: “The Travels of Law: Indian Ocean Itineraries.” 32:4 (2014). Articles and comments by Fahad Bishara, Rohit De, Enseng Ho, Iza Hussin, Riyad Koya, Renisa Mawani, and Julia Stephens. [special issue]
Law and Society Review Special Issue devoted to “Lawyers in Developing Societies, with particular reference to India.” 3:2/3 (1968-9). Articles by George H. Gadbois, Jr., Marc Galanter, Harold Lewis Levy, Ludo Rocher, and others. [special issue]
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Levy, Harold Lewis. “Lawyer-Scholars, Lawyer-Politicians and the Hindu Code Bill, 1921-1956.” Law and Society Review 3:2/3 (1969), 303-16.
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Lombardi, Clark B. “Islamism as a response to emergency rule in Pakistan: the surprising proposal of Justice A. R. Cornelius,” 436-65. In Ramraj and Thiruvengadam. [Pakistan; history of the legal profession; courts; Pakistani Supreme Court; Muslims; litigation; martial law; military; constitutionalism]
Lubin, Timothy. “Daily Duties: āhnika,” 180-8. In Olivelle and Davis. [Hindu law, religion, everyday life]
Lubin, Timothy. “The Vedic Graduate: snātaka,” 98-112. In Olivelle and Davis. [Hindu law, religion, education]
Lubin, Timothy. “The Vedic Student: brahmacārin,” 113-24. In Olivelle and Davis. [Hindu law, religion, education]
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Majumdar, Rochona. “Family Values in Transition: Debates around the Hindu Code Bill,” 223-40. In Chakrabarty, Majumdar and Sartori. [legislation, family law, Hindu personal law, gender]
Majumdar, Rochona. Marriage and Modernity: Family Values in Colonial Bengal. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2009. [Hindu personal law, family law, criminal law, property law, legislation]
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Mallampalli, Chandra. Christians and Public Life in Colonial South India, 1863-1937: Contending with Marginality. London: Routledge Curzon, 2004. [family law; personal law system]
Mallampalli, Chandra. “Escaping the Grip of Personal Law in Colonial India: Proving Custom, Negotiating Hindu-ness.” Law and History Review 28:4 (2010), 1043-1065.
Mallampalli, Chandra. “Meet the Abrahams: Colonial Law and a Mixed Race Family from Bellary, South India, 1820-1863.” Modern Asian Studies 42:5 (2008), 927-68. [personal law system; Christian family law]
Mallampalli, Chandra. A Muslim Conspiracy in British India? Politics and Paranoia in the Early Nineteenth-Century Deccan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. [religion; Islam; criminal law; trials]
Mallampalli, Chandra. Race, Religion and Law in Colonial India: Trials of an Interracial Family. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. [personal law system; Christian family law]
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Mawani, Renisa. “Specters of Indigeneity in British-Indian Migration, 1914,” Law & Society Review 46:2 (2012), 369-403.
Mazzarella, William. “Making Sense of the Cinema in Late Colonial India,” 63-86. In Kaul and Mazzarella.
Mazzarella, William and Raminder Kaul. “Between Sedition and Seduction: Thinking Censorship in South Asia,” 1-28. In Kaul and Mazzarella.
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McClure, Alastair. “State building and problematic geopolitical spaces in South Asia: The Himalayas and the extradition treaty of 1855,” 98-110 in Jaime Moreno Tejada and Bradley Tatar, eds., Transnational Frontiers of Asia and Latin America since 1800 (Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2017). [fugitives; criminal law; police; borders; Nepal; India]
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Mehta, Uday Singh. Liberalism and Empire: A Study in Nineteenth-Century British Liberal Thought. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1999. [trial of Warren Hastings]
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Mitchell, Paul. “Law and India at King’s College London,” 262-82. In Andrew Lewis, Paul Brand and Paul Mitchell, eds. Law in the City: Proceedings of the Seventeenth British Legal History Conference London, 2005. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007. [history of legal education; history of the legal profession; diaspora]
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Mitra, Durba and Mrinal Satish. “Testing Chastity, Evidencing Rape: Impact of Medical Jurisprudence on Rape Adjudication.” Economic and Political Weekly 49: 41 (11 Oct. 2014), 51-8. [sexual assault; criminal law; Indian Penal Code; forensic science; gender; violence; colonial; post-colonial; colonial continuities; medical examination]
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Narayan, Rochisha. “Widows, Family, Community, and the Formation of Anglo-Hindu Law in Eighteenth-Century India,” Modern Asian Studies 50:3 (2016), 866-97. [gender; women; Hindu law; Hindu joint family; property; inheritance; Banaras; Brahminism; East India Company]
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(I thank Nandini Chatterjee, Rohit De, Marc Galanter, James Jaffe, Tim Lubin, Kalyani Ramnath, Rachel Sturman, and others for sharing syllabi and references with me.)
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