This reading list covers the history of law and legalities in South Asia, with a focus on British India.

On related topics, here are some online resources.

[ Please send me information about any relevant scholarly publications so I can include them below: To ensure bibliographic accuracy, I only include works that I or my research assistants have been able to look at ourselves (article scans much appreciated). ]

Abraham, Santhosh. “Colonial Law in Early British Malabar: Transparent Colonial State and Formality of Practices.” South Asia Research 31:3 (2011), 249-64.

Abraham, Santosh. “Formal Writing, Questionnaires and Petitions: Colonial Governance and Law in Early British Malabar, 1792-1810,” Indian Historical Review 40:2 (2013), 285-305.  [colonialism; Malabar; petitions; formal writing]

Abraham, Santosh. “The Making of Colonial Law, Discipline and Corruption in British India,” Journal of Indian Law and Society 1:2 (2010), 64-82.  [colonialism; Malabar; corruption; discipline]

Agnes, Flavia. Family Law. Vol.1: Family Laws and Constitutional Claims. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2011. [personal law; women; gender; religion; marriage; property; family courts; sati; Hindu law; Islamic law; Christian law; Parsi law; Jewish law; custom; constitutional law; Uniform Civil Code (UCC)]

Agnes, Flavia. Family Law. Vol.2: Marriage, Divorce, and Matrimonial Litigation. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2011. [family law; women; gender; marriage; divorce; custody; family courts]

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]

Ahmed, Faiz. “In the Name of a Law: Islamic Legal Modernism and the Making of Afghanistan’s 1923 Constitution,” International Journal of Middle East Studies 48 (2016), 655-677.  [Afghanistan; constitutionalism; Islamic law; Hanafi school constitutionalism; Islamic legal modernism]

Ahmed, Imran. “ ‘Strategic Constitutions’: Constitutional Change and Politics in Pakistan,” South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 40: 3 (2017), 481-499.  [Pakistan; constitutions; democracy; authoritarianism; military rule; judiciary]

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. “The Bel Ombre Rebellion: Indian Convicts in Mauritius, 1815-1853,” 50-65. In Gwyn Campbell, ed. Abolition and its Aftermath in Indian Ocean Africa and Asia. New York: Routledge, 2005.  [Mauritius; rebellion; labor migrants; convicts; transportation]

Anderson, Clare. “Colonization, Kidnap and Confinement in the Andamans penal colony, 1771-1864,” Journal of Historical Geography 37:1 (2011), 68-81.  [penal colonies; convicts; Andaman Islands; colonialism; indigeneity; gender; race]

Anderson, Clare. “Convicts and Coolies: Rethinking Indentured Labour in the Nineteenth Century,” Slavery and Abolition 30:1 (2009), 93-109.  [labor; indentured labor; migration; incarceration; convicts; penal transportation; colonialism; discipline; punishment]

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, Clare. “ ‘The wisdom of the barbarian’: Rebellion, incarceration and the Santal body politic,” Journal of South Asian Studies 31:2 (2008), 223-240.  [adivasi; Santal; incarceration; prisons; rebellion; punishment; discipline; sickness; body]

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.

Arunima, G. There Comes Papa: Colonialism and the Transformation of Matriliny in Kerala, Malabar, c.1850-1940. Delhi: Orient Longman, 2003. [family law; property law; matrilineal]

Asian Affairs Special Issue: Ghosts from the Past? Assessing Recent Developments in Religious Freedom in South Asia. Articles by Mridu Rai, Farahnaz Ispahani, Dina Siddiqi, Christina Fink, Neil DeVotta, Ali Riaz, Raza Rumi, and Cassie Adcock

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]

Balachandran, Aparna. “Petitions, the City, and the Early Colonial State in South India,” Modern Asian Studies 53:1 (2019), 150-176. [petitions; colonialism; East India Company; legal subjectivity; Madras; urbanism]

Balachandran, Aparna. “Petition Town: Law, Custom, and Urban Space in Colonial South India,” 147-167. In Balachandran, Pant and Raman. [colonialism; petitions; East India Company; Madras; urban spaces; legal pluralism]

Balachandran, Aparna, Rashmi Pant, and Bhavani Raman, eds. Iterations of Law: Legal histories from India. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2018. [courts; property; violence; state of emergency; petitions; cities; custom; Rajasthan; early modern history; Bombay; tax; personal law]

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]

Basu, Monmayee. Hindu Women and Marriage Law: From Sacrament to Contract. Published in omnibus Women and Law in India. Agnes, Chandra and Basu. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2004. [Hindu law; women; gender; marriage; marriage law; personal law; law and religion; dowry; property; inheritance]

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.

Baxi, Upendra. ” ‘Touch It Not, If You Are Not a Historian.’ Toward a New Historiography of Colonial Indian Law: Recrafting Clio?” 375-84. In Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East special issue (2018). [historiography; Subaltern Studies; human rights; colonialism]

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]

Bhattacharya, Neeladri. “Violence and the Languages of Law,” 86-119. In Balachandran, Pant and Raman. [violence; colonialism; begar (forced labor); labor; law and violence]

Bhattacharyya, Debjani. “Fluid Histories: Swamps, Law and the Company-State in Colonial Bengal,” Journal of the Social and Economic History of the Orient, 2018. [special issue on “Repossessing Property in South Asia: Land, Rights and Law across Modern/Early Modern Divide”] [legal geography; land; property; colonialism; East India Company; Bengal; British Empire; environmental history]

Bhattacharyya, Debjani. “History of Eminent Domain in Colonial Thought and Legal Practice,” Economic and Political Weekly L: 50 (2015), 45-53.  [eminent domain; land; land acquisition; property law; colonialism; East India Company]

Bhattacharyya, Debjani. “Interwar Housing Speculation and Rent Profiteering in Colonial Calcutta,” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 36: 3 (2016), 465-482.  [economic history; legislation; housing markets; land; regulation; urban studies]

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]

Bhuiyan, Jahid Hossain. “Secularism in the Constitution of Bangladesh,” The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law 49:2 (2017), 204-227.  [secularism; Bangladesh; Constitution of Bangladesh; Islam; state religion; communalism; law and religion]

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]

Bhuwania, Anuj. “Courting the People: The Rise of Public Interest Litigation in Post-Emergency India,” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 34:2 (2014), 314-335.  [public interest litigation; Supreme Court of India; Indian Emergency; post-colonial India; constitutionalism; rights; access to justice]

Bhuwania, Anuj. “ ‘Very Wicked Children’: ‘Indian Torture’ and the Madras Torture Commission Report of 1855,” Sur: International Journal on Human Rights 10 (2009), 7-26.  [torture; Madras Torture Commission Report of 1855; East India Company; colonialism; police; police reforms; legality; rule of law; Orientalism; bureaucracy]

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.

Burney, Ian and Christopher Hamlin, eds. Global Forensic Cultures: Making Fact and Justice in the Modern Era. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019. [medical jurisprudence; British empire; experts; evidence; criminal law; murder]

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]

Burton, Antoinette. “Tourism in the Archives: Colonial Modernity and the Zenana in Cornelia Sorabji’s Memoirs,” 65-100. In A. Burton. Dwelling in the Archive: Women Writing House, Home and History in Late Colonial India. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2003. [Cornelia Sorabjee; women; gender; legal profession; women in the legal profession; memoirs; zenana]

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]

Chhabria, Sheetal. “The Aboriginal Alibi: Governing Dispossession in Colonial Bombay,” Comparative Studies in Society and History 60:4 (2018), 1096-1126.  [Bombay; Kolis; indigeneity; colonialism; capitalism; land; urban studies]

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, Indrani ed. Unfamiliar Relations: Family and History in South Asia. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2004. [family; kinship; colonialism]

Chatterjee, Indrani and Richard M. Eaton, eds. Slavery and South Asian History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006. [slaves; slavery; military slavery; labor; war; pre-modern; colonialism; modern]

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; colonialism; imperialism; law and religion; family; family law; personal law; legal pluralism; race; courts]

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. “Property and Its Rule (in Late Indo-Islamicate and Early Colonial) South Asia: What’s in a Name?” Journal of the Social and Economic History of the Orient, 2018.  [land; property; Islamic law; Islamic legal history; early modern; colonialism; economic history]

Chaudhry, Faisal. “Rethinking the Nineteenth-Century Domestication of the Sharīʿa: Marriage and Family in the Imaginary of Classical Legal Thought and the Genealogy of (Muslim) Personal Law in Late Colonial India,” Law and History Review 35:4 (2017), 841-879.  [Islamic law; colonialism; Muslim personal law; personal law system; marriage; family; matrimonial law]

Chaudhry, Faisal. “Repossessing Property in South Asia: Land, Rights, and Law across the Early Modern/Modern Divide-Introduction,” Journal of the Social and Economic History of the Orient, 2018.  [land; property; early modern; modern; colonialism; Hindu law; Islamic law; historiography]

Chaudhry, Faisal. “Revisiting Hallaq’s Sharia: Between Legal Orientalism and a Rule of Islamic Law,” Journal of Islamic Law and Culture 44 (2014).  [Islamic law; Wael Hallaq; nomocracy; rule of law; legal Orientalism]

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]

Chopra, Surabhi. “Massacres, Majorities and Money: Reparation after Sectarian Violence in India,” Asian Journal of Law and Society 4:1 (2017), 157-190.  [communalism; violence; sectarian violence; reparations; electoral politics; post-colonial India]

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]

Cocks, Raymond. “Rights and Power in Nineteenth-Century India: Exploring an Unstable Relationship,” 296-320. In Catharine Macmillan and Charlotte Smith, eds., Challenges to Authority and the Recognition of Rights: From Magna Carta to Modernity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018). [intellectual history; colonial legal thought; Madras presidency; Calcutta; Bengal Presidency; indigo; law reform; Indian judges; courts; history of the legal profession]

Cocks, Raymond. “‘Sustaining the Character of a Judge’: Conflict within the Legal Thought of British India,” The Journal of Legal History 35:1 (2014) 44-67. [history of the legal profession; Indian Civil Service]

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.

Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East special issue: “Law and Legality in Modern Indian History” 38:3 (2018). Introduction by eds. Alastair McClure and Saumya Saxena. Articles by Upendra Baxi, Alastair McClure, Leigh Denault, and Saumya Saxena. [historiography; sovereignty; prisons; criminal law; panchayat; Muslims; Muslim personal law; law and religion; colonial; post-colonial]

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.

Copland, Ian. “Cows, Congress and the Constitution,” South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 40:4 (2017), 723-743.  [Indian National Congress; Constitution of India; Constituent Assembly; cows; secularism; communalism; Jawaharlal Nehru]

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]

Darr, Amber. “Shadow of the Raj: understanding rule of law and emergency in modern South Asia,” Indian Law Review 2:2 (2018), 178-190.  [colonialism; post-colonialism; India; Pakistan; comparative law; emergency; rule of law; race; sovereignty; legal theory]

Das, Joyce. “Good laws, bad outcomes: land rights and inheritance practices for Christian women in Bangladesh,” The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law 48:2 (2016), 159-185.  [religious minorities; legal pluralism; personal law; community identity; gender; land rights; inheritance; Bangladesh; law and religion]

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. “Responsa in Hindu Law: Consultation and Law Making in Medieval India,” Oxford Journal of Law and Religion 3:1 (2014), 57-75.  [Hindu law; classical India; medieval India; religion; legal consultation; responsa]

Davis, Jr., Donald R. “Law in the Mirror of Language: the Madras School of Orientalism on Hindu Law,” 288-309. In Trautmann, The Madras School of Orientalism. 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]

Davis, Jr., Donald and John Nemec. “Legal Consciousness in Medieval Indian Narratives,” Law, Culture and the Humanities 12:1 (2016), 106-131.  [medieval India; Hindu law; Brahmins; Sanskrit texts]

Davis, Richard H. “Temples, deities, and the law,” 195-206. In Lubin, Davis and Krishnan. [temples; Anglo-Hindu law; law and religion; Dharmasastras]

De, Rohit. “’Commodities must be controlled’: Economic Crimes and Market Discipline in India (1939-1955),” International Journal of Law in Context 10: 3 (2014): 277-294.  [post-colonial; governmentality; economic history; commodities; history of commercial law]

De, Rohit. “Constitutional Antecedents.” In Sujit Choudhry, Madhav Khosla and Pratap Bhanu Mehta, eds. The Oxford Handbook to the Indian Constitution. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. [constitutions; constitutional law; colonialism; legislation; intellectual history; British Empire]

De, Rohit. “Cows and Constitutionalism,” Modern Asian Studies 53:1 (2019), 240-277. [special issue]  [petitions; cows; communalism; Hindus; Muslims; constitutionalism]

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]

De, Rohit and Travers, Robert. “Petitioning and Political Cultures in South Asia: Introduction,” Modern Asian Studies 53:1 (2019), 1-20. [special issue]

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. “Little Republics or Petty Republics? The Panchayat, Imperial Sovereignty, and Discourses of Self-Government in British India, ca. 1870-1917,” 402-22. In Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East special issue (2018). [custom; anti-colonialism; nationalist movement; newspapers; corruption; social movements; reform; sedition]

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]

D’Souza, Radha. “Victor’s Law?: Colonial Peoples, World War II and International Law,” International Comparative Jurisprudence 3:1 (2017), 67-84.  [World War II; imperialism; colonialism; British Empire; international law; sovereignty; trusteeship; anti-colonialism; racism]

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]

Duschinski, Haley and Ghosh, Shrimoyee Nandini. “Constituting the occupation: preventive detention and permanent emergency in Kashmir,” The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law 49: 3 (2017), 314-337.  [Kashmir; sovereignty; emergency; Occupation; law; constitutionalism; post-colonial; preventive detention]

Dutta, Sagnik. “From Accommodation to Substantive Equality: Muslim Personal Law, Secular Law, and the Indian Constitution 1985-2015,” Asian Journal of Law and Society 4:1 (2017), 191-227.  [personal law system; Muslim personal law; Muslims; secularism; Constitution of India; constitutionalism; gender; religion]

Ehrlich, Joshua. “The Crisis of Liberal Reform in India: Public opinion, pyrotechnics, and the Charter Act of 1833,” Modern Asian Studies 52:6 (2018), 2013-2055.  [Charter Act of 1833; British Empire; colonialism; East India Company; liberalism]

Elangovan, Arvind. “Constitutionalism as Discipline: Benegal Shiva Rao and the Forgotten Histories of the Indian Constitution,” South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 41: 3 (2018), 605-620.  [constitutionalism; constitutions; Constitution of India; Benegal Shiva Rao; intellectual history; constitutional history; politics; labor; nationalism; independence movement]

Elangovan, Arvind. “Constitutionalism, Political Exclusion and implications for Indian constitutional history: The Case of Montagu Chelmsford Reforms,” South Asian History and Culture 7: 3 (2016), 271-288.  [constitutionalism; constitutional history; Montagu Chelmsford Reforms; colonialism; nationalism; anti-colonialism]

Elangovan, Arvind. “The Making of the Indian Constitution: A Case for a Non-nationalist Approach,” History Compass 12:1 (2014), 1-10.  [constitutionalism; constitutional history; Constitution of India; post-colonial India; historiography]

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.

Galanter, Marc. “Introduction: The Study of the Indian Legal Profession.” Law and Society Review 3:2/3 (1968-9), 201-18.

Galanter, Marc. Law and Society in Modern India. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Gandee, Sarah. “Criminalizing the Criminal Tribe: Partition, Borders and the State in India’s Punjab, 1947-1955.” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East 38: 3 (2018), 557-572.  [Punjab; Sikhs; caste; “criminal tribe”; Criminal Tribe Act; Partition of India; colonialism; post-colonial; borders]

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]

Ghosh, Anindita, ed. Behind the Veil: Resistance, Women and the Everyday in Colonial South Asia. Ranikhet: Permanent Black, 2007; Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. [widows; inheritance; convicts; transportation]

Ghosh, Durba. “Household Crimes and Domestic Order: Keeping the Peace in Colonial Calcutta, c.1770-c.1840.” Modern Asian Studies 38:3 (2004), 599-623.

Ghosh, Durba. Sex and the Family in Colonial India: The Making of Empire. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. [family law; criminal law; courts]

Ghosh, Durba. “Whither India? 1919 and the Aftermath of the First World War,” The Journal of Asian Studies 78:2 (2019), 389-397.  [colonialism; Defense of India Act of 1915; Government of India Act of 1919; World War I; Rowlatt Acts; Gandhi; Nehru]

Ghosh, Partha S.”Parsi Personal Law and the question of a Uniform Civil Code,” IIC Quarterly (summer 2018), 92-101. [personal law, Zoroastrian studies, gender, temple trusts, Gujarat High Court, Special Marriage Act] [IIC = India International Centre]

Ghosh, Partha S. “Politics of Personal Law in India: The Hindu-Muslim Dichotomy.” South Asia Research 29:1 (2009), 1-17.

Ghosh, Partha S. The Politics of Personal Law in South Asia: Identity, Nationalism and the Uniform Civil Code (Abingdon,Oxon, UK: Routledge, 2018), 2nd ed. [law and religion, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, gender, marriage, inheritance]

Ghosh, Shrimoyee. “Of Truth and Taxes: A Material History of Early Stamp’t Paper,” 210-241. In Balachandran, Pant and Raman. [material history; stamp paper; documentation]

Ghosh, Shubha. “A roadmap for TRIPS: copyright and film in Colonial and Independent India.” Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property1:2 (2011), 146-62. [intellectual property]

Ghosh, Subhasri. “Nineteenth-Century Colonial Ideology and Socio-Legal Reforms: Continuity or Break?” Institute of Development Studies Kolkata Occasional Paper (June 2011), 1-50.

Gill, Kulwant. Hindu Women’s Right to Property in India. Delhi: Deep & Deep Publications, 1986. [gender; marriage; inheritance]

Gilmartin, David. “Customary Law and Shariat in British Punjab,” 43-62. In Katherine P. Ewing, ed. Shariat and Ambiguity in South Asian Islam. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988.

Gilmartin, David. “Election Law and the ‘People’ in Colonial and Postcolonial India,” 55-82. In Chakrabarty, Majumdar and Sartori.  [rule of law; independence; sovereignty; democracy]

Gledhill, Alan. “The compilation of customary law in the Punjab in the nineteenth century,” 131-64. In John Gilissen, ed. La rédaction des coutumes dans le passé et dans le present (Etudes d’histoire et d’ethnologie juridique). Brussels: Les Editions de l’Institut de Sociologie, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 1962.

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]

Grey, Daniel J. R. “Creating the ‘Problem Hindu’: Sati, Thuggee and Female Infanticide in India, 1800-60.” Gender & History 25:3 (2013), 498-510. [criminal law; gender; marriage; childhood]

Grey, Daniel J. R.”Gender, Religion, and Infanticide in Colonial India, 1870-1906.” Victorian Review 37:2 (2012), 107-120. [criminal law; childhood]

Groves, Matthew. “Law, Religion and Public Order in Colonial India: Contextualising the 1887 Allahabad High Court Case on ‘Sacred Cows.’” South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 33:1 (2010), 87-121.

Goonasekera, Sunil. “Buddhism and Law in Sri Lanka,” 117-33. In French and Nathan. [Ceylon; pre-colonial; colonial; Dutch rule; Portuguese rule; British rule]

Gooptu, Suparna. Cornelia Sorabji: India’s Pioneer Woman Lawyer. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Gregg, Robert. “Uneasy Streets: Police, Corruption, and Anxiety in Bombay, London, and New York City,” 337-85. In Kreike and Jordan. [comparative; cities]

Guenther, Alan M. “A Colonial Court defines a Muslim,” 293-304. In Barbara D. Metcalf, ed., Islam in South Asia. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009.

Guenther, Alan M.“Hanafi Fiqh in Mughal India: The Fatāwá-I ‛Ālamgīrī,” 209-30. In Richard M. Eaton, ed., India’s Islamic Traditions, 711–1750. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2003. [early modern India; Islamic law; Muslims]

Guenther, Alan M. “Justice Mahmood and English Education in India.” South Asia Research 31:1 (2011), 45-67.

Guenther, Alan M.“Syed Mahmood and the Transformation of Muslim Law in British India.” PhD Dissertation, McGill University, 2004.

Guha, Ranajit. “Chandra’s Death,” 34-62. In Guha, ed. A Subaltern Studies Reader, 1986-1995. Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press, 1997.

Guha, Ranajit. A Rule of Property for Bengal: An Essay on the Idea of Permanent Settlement. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1996. [property law; taxation]

Guha, Sumit. “Wrongs and Rights in Maratha Country: Antiquity, Custom and Power in Eighteenth-century India,” 14-29. In Anderson and Guha.

Gune, Vithal Trimbak. The Judicial System of the Marathas. Poona: Deccan College Post-graduate and Research Institute, 1953.

Halliday, T., L. Karpik, M. Feeley, eds., Fates of Political Liberalism in the British Post-Colony: The Politics of the Legal Complex. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. [history of the legal profession; rule of law; courts]

Hamzic, Vanja. “The Case of ‘Queer Muslims’: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in International Human Rights Law and Muslim Legal and Social Ethos,” Human Rights Law Review 11:2 (2011), 237-274.  [gender; sexuality; queer; Muslims; Islamic law; Yogyakarta Principles]

Hamzic, Vanja. “The (Un)Conscious Pariah: Canine and Gender Outcasts of the British Raj,” Australian Feminist Law Journal 40:2 (2015), 185-198.  [British India; colonialism; gender; animals; “pariah”; caste; hijra; sexuality; sexual minorities]

Hardiman, David. “From Custom to Crime: The Politics of Drinking in Colonial South Gujurat,” 165-99. In Guha, ed., Subaltern Studies IV. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1985.

Harris, Ron. “Is it Time for Non-Euro-American Legal History,” American Journal of Legal History 56:1 (2016), 60-65.  [Non-Euro-American Legal History; post-colonial; religious law; international law]

Hatcher, Brian A. “Pandits at work: The modern shastric imaginary in early colonial Bengal,” 45-67. In Michael S. Dodson and Brian A. Hatcher, eds. Trans-Colonial Modernities in South Asia. London: Routledge, 2012. [Anglo-Hindu law; personal law system; native law officers; legal Orientalism; translation; history of the legal profession]

Hay, Douglas and Paul Craven, eds., Masters, Servants and Magistrates in Britain and the Empire, 1562-1955. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.

Heath, Deana. Purifying Empire: Obscenity and the Politics of Moral Regulation in Britain, India and Australia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Heimsath, Charles H. “The Origin and Enactment of the Indian Age of Consent Bill 1891.” Journal of Asian Studies 21:4 (1962), 491-504. [legislation; social reform movements]

Herklotz, Tanja. “Law, religion and gender equality: literature on the Indian personal law system from a women’s rights perspective,” Indian Law Review 1: 3 (2017), 250-268.  [literature review; religion; gender; personal laws; legal pluralism; Indian Supreme Court; feminism]

Hopkins, Benjamin D. “The Frontier Crimes Regulation and Frontier Governmentality.” Journal of Asian Studies 74:2 (2015), 369-89. [North-West Frontier Province; criminal law; jirgah; tribes]

Howell, P. A. The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council 1833-1876: Its Origins, Structure and Development. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979.

Hüsken, Ute. “Slaves and Sons: The Court Dynamics of a Religious Dispute in South India,” 124-46. In Berti, Tarabout and Voix. [temple dispute, priests, Brahmin]

Hussain, Adeel. “Muhammad Iqbal’s constitutionalism,” Indian Law Review 2:2 (2018), 135-158.  [Muhammad Iqbal; constitutionalism; Islamic constitutionalism; Pakistan; Ahmadiyya; intellectual history]

Hussain, Nasser. The Jurisprudence of Emergency: Colonialism and the Rule of Law. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2003. [states of exception; emergency; empire]

Hussin, Iza. “Personal Status Law in South and Southeast Asia.” In Katz. [law and religion; Muslims; Islamic law; Bangladesh; Pakistan]

Hyslop, Jonathan. “Guns, Drugs and Revolutionary Propaganda: Indian Sailors and Smuggling in the 1920s.” South African History Journal 61:4 (2009), 838-46. [criminal law; nationalist movement]

Ibbetson, David. “Sir William Jones as Comparative Lawyer,” 17-43. In Alexander Murray, ed. Sir William Jones, 1746–1794: A Commemoration. Oxford: Oxford UniversityPress, 1998 (on behalf of University College Oxford).

Indian Economic and Social History Review Forum: “Personal Law, Identity Politics and Civil Society in Colonial South Asia.” 46:1 (2009). Articles and comments by Rohit De, Leigh Denault, Eleanor Newbigin, Mitra Sharafi and Erica Wald. [special issue]

Jaffe, James. “After Nanavati,” Economic and Political Weekly 53:32 (12 Aug. 2017). [history of the jury; criminal; press; post-colonial India; adultery]

Jaffe, James. “Custom, Identity, and the Jury in India, 1800-1832,” The Historical Journal 57 (2014), 131-55. [panchayats; arbitration; courts; East India Company]

Jaffe, James. “Gandhi, Lawyers, and the Courts’ Boycott during the Non-Cooperation Movement,” Modern Asian Studies 51:5 (2017), 1340-68. [history of the legal profession; social movements; independence; panchayat; arbitration; village governance]

Jaffe, James. The Ironies of colonial governance: law, custom, and justice in colonial India. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. [custom; alternative dispute resolution; arbitration; East India Company; Bombay presidency; jury]

Jain, M.P. Outlines of Indian Legal History. Bombay: N.M.Tripathi, 1966.

Jaising, Indira. Men’s Laws, Women’s Laws: A Constitutional Perspective on Religion, Common Law and Culture in South Asia. Delhi: Women Unlimited, 2005. [personal law system; family law]

Jarvis, Robert M. Teaching Legal History: Comparative Perspectives. London: Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing, 2014. [pedagogy]

Jhala, Angma D. “The Malabar Hill murder trial of 1925: Sovereignty, law and sexual politics in colonial princely India.” Indian Economic and Social History Review 46 (2009), 373-400. [zenana women in purdah; gender; concubinage; polygamy; infanticide; abdication; criminal law; religion]

Jones, Justin. Shi’a Islam in Colonial India: Religion, Community and Sectarianism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. [Islamic law; history of the legal profession; marriage; waqf; religious endowments]

Jones, Justin.” ‘Signs of churning’: Muslim Personal Law and public contestation in twenty-first century India.” Modern Asian Studies 44:1 (2010), 175-200.

Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History. 15:1 (2014). Special Issue: Law and the Spaces of Empire. Articles by Nandini Chatterjee, Lakshmi Subramanian, Mitch Fraas, Neilesh Bose, and Rajarshi Ghose [special issue; courts, Hinduism, Islam, piracy, custom, diaspora]

Kalhan, Anil. “Constitution and ‘extraconstitution’: colonial emergency regimes in postcolonial India and Pakistan,” 89-120. In Ramraj  and Thiruvengadam. [India; Indira Gandhi’s Emergency; Pakistan; military; colonialism; history of the legal profession; Pakistani lawyers’ movement]

Kalhan, Anil. ” ‘Gray Zone’ Constitutionalism and the Dilemma of Judicial Independence in Pakistan.” Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 46:1 (2013), 1-96. [Pakistani lawyers’ movement, rule of law, military, history of the legal profession]

Kalhan, Anil, Gerald P. Conroy, Mamta Kaushal, Sam Scott Miller and Jed S. Rakoff. “Colonial Continuities: Human Rights, Terrorism, and Security Laws in India.” Columbia Journal of Asian Law 20:1 (2006), 93-234. [independence, state of emergency, preventive detention, police, torture]

Kamra, Sukeshi. “Law and Radical Rhetoric in British India: The 1897 Trial of Bal Gangadhar Tilak,” South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 39: 3 (2016), 546-559.  [Bal Gangadhar Tilak; nationalist movement; nationalist historiography; radical nationalism; political trial; propaganda; law]

Karashima, Noboru. “Temple land in Chola and Pandyan inscriptions: The legal and historical implications of Kuḍinī ṅgā-dēvadāna.” Indian Economic and Social History Review 45:2 (2008), 175-99.

Karlekar, Malavika. “Kulin widowhood in nineteenth-century Bengal–the Life and times of Nistarini Debi,” 257-74. In Amita Dhanda and Archana Parashar, eds., Engendering Law: Essays in Honour of Lotika Sarkar. Lucknow: Eastern Book Company, 1999. [gender; polygamy; polygyny; caste; marriage; widow remarriage]

Karsten, Peter. “Before Bhopal: Explaining the Infrequency of Railway Accident Victim Compensation, 1889-1931: Karmic Fatalism or Colonial Law and Policy?” American Journal of Legal History 55:4 (2015), 433-464.  [industrial accidents; railways; railway accidents; compensation; tort law]

Kasturi, Malavika. “ ‘Asceticizing’ Monastic Families: Ascetic Genealogies, Property Feuds and Anglo-Hindu Law in Late Colonial India.” Modern Asian Studies 43:5 (2009), 1039-83.

Kasturi, Malavika. ” ‘This Land is Mine’: Mahants, Civil Law, and Political Articulations of Hinduism in Twentieth Century North India,” 230-59. In Berti, Tarabout and Voix. [monastery; temple; ascetic; reform; social movements]

Kasturi, Malavika. “Taming the ‘Dangerous’ Rajput: Family, Marriage and Family Infanticide in Nineteenth-century Colonial North India,” 117-40. In Fischer-Tiné and Mann. [family; criminal law; gender; marriage; land; legislation; honour]

Katz, Stanley N., ed. The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009 (electronic version).

Kaul, Anjali. Administration of Law and Justice in Ancient India. Delhi: Sarup and Sons, 1993. [Hindu law]

Kaur, Raminder and William Mazzarella, eds. Censorship in South Asia: Cultural Regulation from Sedition to Seduction. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009.

Kellam, Amy. “Suzerainty and the 1914 Simla Agreement between Great Britain, China and Tibet,” Jus Gentium: Journal of International Legal History 3:1 (2018), 155-179.  [sovereignty; suzerainty; international law; 1914 Simla Agreement; Tibet]

Kemper, Steven. “The Buddhist Monkhood, the Law, and the State in Colonial Ceylon.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 26:3 (1984), 401-27. [religion; Sri Lanka]

Khare, R. S. “Indigenous Culture and Lawyer’s Law in India.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 14:1 (1972), 71-96. [legal consciousness; history of the legal profession]

Khorakiwala, Rahela. “Legal Consciousness as Viewed through the Judicial Iconography of the Madras High Court.” Journal of Asian Law and Society (Jan. 2018), 1-23. [courts, legal profession, law and society, architecture, statues, colonialism]

Khorakiwala, Rahela. “Memorializing History in the Bombay High Court,” Indian Law Review 1: 3 (2017), 269-282.  [Bombay High Court; Lokmanya Tilak; sites of commemoration; post-colonial legality; culture of memory; memory and history; colonialism; Justice Chagla; Justice Davar; institutional history; legal history]

Kidambi, Prashant. “The Petition as Event: Colonial Bombay, circa 1889-1914,” Modern Asian Studies 53:1 (2019), 203-239. [special issue]  [petitions; Bombay; colonialism]

Kim, Diana. “The Story of the Tattooed Lady: Scandal and the Colonial State in British Burma.” Law & Social Inquiry 37:4 (2012), 969-90. [gender]

Kodoth, Praveena. “Courting Legitimacy or Delegitimizing Custom? Sexuality, Sambandham, and Marriage Reform in Late Nineteenth-Century Malabar.” Modern Asian Studies 35:2 (2001), 349-84.

Kolff, D. H. A. “The Indian and the British Law Machines: Some Remarks on Law and Society in British India,” 201-35. In Mommsen and de Moor.

Kolsky, Elizabeth. ” ‘The Body Evidencing the Crime’: Rape on Trial in Colonial India, 1860-1947.” Gender & History 22:1 (2010), 109-30. [criminal law; gender; sexual assault; medical jurisprudence; postcolonial India; postcolonial Pakistan]

Kolsky, Elizabeth.“Codification and the Rule of Colonial Difference: Criminal Procedure in British India.” Law and History Review 23:3 (2005), 631-84.

Kolsky, Elizabeth. Colonial Justice in British India: White Violence and the Rule of Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Kolsky, Elizabeth. “The Colonial Rule of Law and the Legal Regime of Exception: Frontier ‘Fanaticism’ and State Violence in British India.” American Historical Review (2015), 1218-46. [Northwest Frontier Province; NWFP; religion; legislation; Murderous Outrages Act; Pakistan;  Pashtun; Pathan; Muslims; rebellion; Moplah; tribes]

Kolsky, Elizabeth. “A Note on the Study of Indian Legal History,” Law and History Review 23: 3 (2005), 703-706. [Forum Colonial Order, British Law: The Empire and India]

Kolsky, Elizabeth. “The Rule of Colonial Indifference: Rape on Trial in Early Colonial India, 1805-1857,” The Journal of Asian Studies 69:4 (2010), 1093-1117.  [rape; sexual assault; sex crimes; race; early colonial India; colonialism; Bengal; criminal law; Islamic law]

Koya, Riyad Sadiq. “The Campaign for Islamic Law in Fiji: Comparison, Codification, Application.” Law and History Review (2014) 32:4, 853-81. [South Asian diaspora; Muslim; personal law; family law; inheritance; legislation; religion; labor]

Kozlowski, Gregory. Muslim Endowments and Society in British India. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985.

Kozlowski, Gregory. “Muslim Women and the Control of Property in North India,” 20-43. In Sarkar and Sarkar, vol.2. [Anglo-Islamic law; gender]

Kreike, Emmanuel and William Chester Jordan, eds. Corrupt Histories. Rochester: Rochester University Press, 2004. [colonialism; police]

Krishnan, Jayanth K. “Legally and politically layered identities: a thumbnail survey of selected Hindu migration patterns from South Asia,” 252-265. In Lubin, Davis and Krishnan. [migration; diaspora; South Asian diaspora; Hindus; Africa; Fiji; the Caribbean]

Krishnan, Jayanth. “Professor Kingsfield Goes to Delhi: American Academics, the Ford Foundation, and the Development of Legal Education in India.” American Journal of Legal History 46:4 (2007), 447-99.

Krishnan, Jayanth K. and Patrick W. Thomas. “Surveying Key Aspects of Sociolegal Scholarship on India: An Overview.” Annual Review of Law and Social Science 11 (2015), 337-52. [access to justice; alternative dispute resolution; lawyers]

Kugle, Scott Alan. “Framed, Blamed and Renamed: The Recasting of Islamic Jurisprudence in Colonial South Asia.” Modern Asian Studies 35:2 (2001), 257-313.

Kumar, Nishant. “Laws and colonial subjects: The subject-citizen riddle and the making of section 295(A),” 78-101. In Cederlöf and Das Gupta. [religion; “outrage to religious feelings”; Indian Penal Code]

Kumar, Radha. “Policing everyday life: The FIR in the Tamil countryside, c. 1900-1950,” Indian Economic and Social History Review 54: 3 (2017), 361-387.  [police; caste; colonialism; colonial state; crime; criminal law; First Information Report (FIR); Madras Presidency]

Kumar, Radha. “Sex and Punishment among Mill-workers in early twentieth-century Bombay,” 179-97. In Anderson and Guha.

Kumarasingham, Harshan. A Political Legacy of the British Empire: Power and the Parliamentary System in Post-Colonial India and Sri Lanka. London: I. B. Tauris, 2013. [colonialism; independence; Ceylon; constitutional law]

Kumarasingham, Harshan. “Written Differently: A Survey of Commonwealth Constitutional History in the Age of Decolonisation.” The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 46 (2018):5, 874-908. [constitutions; constitutionalism; post-colonial]

Kuran, Timur and Anantdeep Singh. “Economic Modernization in Late British India: Hindu-Muslim Differences.” Economic Development and Cultural Change 61:3 (2013), 503-88. [inheritance; comparative law; personal law; waqf; firms; partnership; investment; managing agency; joint stock company; Indian Ocean; Middle East; Hindu joint family]

Lahiri, Tarapada. Crime and Punishment in Ancient India. Delhi: Radiant Publishers, 1986. [criminal law]

Lammerts, Christian. “Genres and Jurisdictions: Laws governing Monastic Inheritance in Seventeenth-Century Burma,” 183-197. In French and Nathan. [law and religion; Buddhism; monasticism; Myanmar; property; inheritance]

Landauer, Carl. “Passage from India: Nagendra Singh’s India and international law,” Indian Journal of International Law (2016) 56 (3-4): 265-305. [history of the legal profession; international law; international organizations; post-colonial India]

Lariviere, Richard W. “Justices and Paṇḍitas: Some Ironies in Contemporary Readings of the Hindu Legal Past.” Journal of Asian Studies 48:4 (1989), 757-69. [personal law system; Hindu law; “native law officers”; history of the legal profession]

Larson, Gerald James, ed. Religion and Personal Law in Secular India: A Call to Judgment. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001.

Lau, Martin. “Indian Tort Law: A Historical Enquiry,” Delhi Law Review 17 (1996), 24-40.  [tort law; Indian tort law; Indian legal system; comparative law; compensation; civil law]

Lau, Martin. “An Introduction to Afghanistan’s Legal System,” Islamic and Middle Eastern Law 27 (2002), 27-44.  [Afghanistan; Islamic law; Constitutions; 1964 Afghanistan Constitution]

Law and History Review Forum: “Colonial Order, British Law: The Empire and India.” 23:3 (2005). Articles and comments by Elizabeth Kolsky, Mithi Mukherjee, and Kunal Parker. [special issue]

Law and History Review Forum: “Maneuvering the Personal Law System in Colonial India.” 28:4 (2010). Articles and comments by Rohit De, Elizabeth Kolsky, Chandra Mallampalli, Sally Engle Merry, and Mitra Sharafi. [special issue]

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 Social Inquiry review symposium on Sharafi book (2014). Essays by Assaf Likhovski, Bhavani Raman, Mitra Sharafi, Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, and Sylvia Vatuk.

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]

Lemons, Katherine. “Sharia Courts and Muslim Personal Law in India: Intersecting Legal Regimes,” Law and Society Review Special Issue 52: 3 (2018), 603-629. [Special Issue Islamic Law, Society and the State]

Leonard, Karen Isaksen. “Family Firms in Hyderabad: Gujarati, Goswami, and Marwari Patterns of Adoption, Marriage, and Inheritance.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 53:4 (2011), 827-54. [family law; personal law system; business]

Levy, Harold Lewis. “Lawyer-Scholars, Lawyer-Politicians and the Hindu Code Bill, 1921-1956.” Law and Society Review 3:2/3 (1969), 303-16.

Lhost, Elizabeth. “Writing Law at the Edge of Empire: Evidence from the Qazis of Bharuch (1799–1864),” Itinerario 42:2 (2018), 256-278.  [East India Company; British Empire; Islamic law; documentary regimes; local legal practices; qazis; Bharuch; Gujarat]

Liang, Lawrence. “Cinema, Citizenship, and the Illegal City,” 11-27. In Creekmur and Sidel. [film; popular culture; urban studies; censorship]

Likhovski, Assaf. “Loyal Opposition: Minorities and State Law,” Law and Social Inquiry 42:4 (2017), 1224-1230. [special essay cluster] [comparative law; law and religion; religious minorities]

Lingat, Robert. The Classical Law of India J.D.M. Derrett, trans. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Lokhandwalla, S. T. “Islamic Law and Ismaili Communities.” Indian Economic and Social History Review 4:2 (1967), 155-76. [Muslims; Anglo-Islamic law]

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. “Custom in the Vedic Ritual Codes as an Emergent Legal Principle,” Journal of the American Oriental Society 136: 4 (2016), 669-87. [Hindu law]

Lubin, Timothy. “Daily Duties: āhnika,” 180-8. In Olivelle and Davis. [Hindu law, religion, everyday life]

Lubin, Timothy. “Indian Conceptions of Authority,” 137-53. In Lubin, Davis, and Krishnan. [kingship, custom, Brahmin, ancient India, medieval India]

Lubin, Timothy. “Legal Diglossia: Modeling discursive practices in premodern Indic law,” 411-55. In Whitney Cox and Vincenzo Vergiani, eds., Bilingual Discourse and Cross-Cultural Fertilisation: Sanskrit and Tamil in Medieval India (Pondicherry: Institut Français de Pondichéry/French Institute of Pondicherry, 2013). [South India, Southeast Asia, inscriptions, Brahmin]

Lubin, Timothy. “Punishment and Expiation: Overlapping domains in Brahmanical Law,” Indologica Taurinensia 33 (2007), 93-122. [legal remedies, offences, penalties, kingship, Hindu law, Marathas, Nepal]

Lubin, Timothy. “The Polity of the Philosopher-Bureaucrat: Brahmanical Virtue as a Qualification for Public Office,” 299-325. In Piotr Balcerowicz, ed., World View and Theory in Indian Philosophy (Delhi: Manohar, 2012). [kingship, caste, inscriptions]

Lubin, Timothy. “The Theory and Practice of Property in Premodern South Asia: Disparities and Convergences,” Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 61: 5/6 (2018). [land, ancient India, medieval India]

Lubin, Timothy. “Towards a South Asian Diplomatics: Cosmopolitan Norms and Regional Idioms in the Use of Documents,” 37-84. In Simon Cubelic, Axel Michaels, and Astrid Zotter, eds. Studies in Historical Documents from Nepal and India (Heidelberg: Heidelberg University Publishing/Kathmandu: National Archives, Nepal, 2018). [ancient India, medieval India, Nepal, edicts, orders, kingship, land, property, privileges]

Lubin, Timothy. “Writing and the Recognition of Customary Law in Premodern India and Java,” Journal of the American Oriental Society 135: 2 (2015), 225-59. [Hindu law, custom, South Asia, Southeast Asia, comparative legal history]

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]

Lubin, Timothy, Donald R. Davis, Jr., and Jayanth K. Krishnan, eds. Hinduism and Law: An Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. [Hindu law, religion]

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]

Malagodi, Mara. Constitutional Nationalism and Legal Exclusion: equality, identity, politics, and democracy in Nepal (1990-2007). Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2013. [constitutionalism; Nepal ; monarchy; Maosim; courts]

Malagodi, Mara. “Ivor Jennings’s Constitutional Legacy beyond the Occidental-Oriental Divide.” Journal of Law and Society 43:1 (2015), 102-26. [colonialism, post-colonialism, independence, constitutionalism, Ceylon, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Pakistan, Nepal]

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]

Mani, Lata. Contentious Traditions: The Debate on Sati in Colonial India. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998. [gender; legislation; social reform movements]

Mani, Lata.”Production of an Official Discourse on Sati in Early Nineteenth-Century Bengal,” 53-82. In Sarkar and Sarkar, vol.1. [gender; legislation; social reform movements]

Mann, Michael. “Dealing with Oriental Despotism: British Jurisdiction in Bengal, 1772-93,” 29-48. In Fischer-Tiné and Mann. [courts; judiciary; capital punishment; policy; East India Company]

Mantena, Karuna. Alibis of Empire: Henry Maine and the Ends of Liberal Imperialism. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010.

Mathur, Ashutosh Dayal. Medieval Hindu Law: Historical Evolution and Enlightened Rebellion. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007. [personal law system]

Mawani, Renisa. Across Oceans of Law: The Komagata Maru and Jurisdiction in the Time of Empire. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2018. [diaspora; travel; mobility; migration; immigration; racism; India; Japan; Canada; South Africa; surveillance; empire; global history; fugitive; Indian Ocean; Pacific Ocean; Gurdit Singh]

Mawani, Renisa. “Archival Legal History: Toward the Ocean as Archive.” In Marcus Dubber and Christopher Tomlins, eds. Oxford Handbook of Historical Legal Research. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.  [archives; archival history; oceans; racial violence; sovereignty; jurisdiction; slavery; legal personhood]

Mawani, Renisa. “Criminal Accusation as Colonial Rule: The Case of Gurdit Singh,” 73-99. In George Pavlich and Matthew P. Unger, eds. Accusation: Creating Criminals. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2016.  [anti-colonialism; sedition; colonial state; race; Punjab; Canada; Hong Kong; Komagata Maru; Gurdit Singh]

Mawani, Renisa. “Law as Temporality: Colonial Politics and Indian Settlers,” University of California Irvine Law Review 4:1 (2014), 101-130.  [colonialism; migration; South Asian diaspora; anti-colonialism; race; temporality; settler-colonialism; South Africa; post-colonialism]

Mawani, Renisa. “Specters of Indigeneity in British-Indian Migration, 1914,” Law & Society Review 46:2 (2012),  369-403.

Mazumder, Rajashree. ” ‘I do not envy you’: Mixed marriages and immigration debates in the 1920s and 1930s Rangoon, Burma,” Indian Economic and Social History Review 51:4 (2014), 497-527. [Burma, India, marriage, family law, personal law, cohabitation, customary law, legislation, Rangoon High Court, race]

Mazumder, Rajashree. “Illegal Border Crossers and Unruly Citizens: Burma-Pakistan-Indian borderlands from the nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries,” Modern Asian Studies (2019), 1-39 [citizenship, nationalism, borders, independence]

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.

McBride, Keally. Mr. Mothercuntry: The Man who made the Rule of Law. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. [James Fitzjames Stephen; British empire; legislation; codification; police; policing]

McClure, Alastair. “Sovereignty, Law, and the Politics of Forgiveness in Colonial India, 1858-1903,” 385-401. In Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East special issue (2018). [violence; mutiny; criminal law; martial law; emergency; punishment; pardons; mercy; prisons]

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]

McClure, Alastair and Saumya Saxena. “Introduction: Law and Legality in Modern Indian History,” 367-74. In Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East special issue (2018). [historiography; personal law; law and religion; colonialism; empire; legal pluralism; custom]

Mehta, Uday Singh. “Indian Constitutionalism: The Articulation of a Political Vision,” 13-30. In Chakrabarty, Majumdar, and Sartori.

Mehta, Uday Singh. Liberalism and Empire: A Study in Nineteenth-Century British Liberal Thought. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1999. [trial of Warren Hastings]

Mehrotra, Rahul and Sharada Dwivedi, eds., The Bombay High Court: The Story of the Building–1878-2003. Mumbai: Eminence Designs, 2004. [history of the legal profession; architecture]

Menski, Werner. Comparative Law in a Global Context: The Legal Systems of Asia and Africa. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Menski, Werner. “Slumdog Law, Colonial Tummy Aches and the Redefinition of Family Law in India.” South Asia Research 30:1 (2010), 67-80.

Michaels, Axel. “The practice of classical Hindu law,” 58-77. In Lubin, Davis and Krishnan. [pre-modern; medieval; Hindu law; regional legal systems; documents; inscriptions]

Mines, Mattison. “Courts of Law and Styles of Self in Eighteenth-Century Madras”, Modern Asian Studies 35:1 (2001), 33-74.

Misra,B. B. The Indian Middle Classes: Their Growth in Modern Times. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1961, 162-210. [history of the legal profession]

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]

Mitra, Durba. “Sociological Description and the Forensics of Sexuality,” 23-46. In Rohan Deb Roy and Guy N. A. Attewell, eds., Locating the Medical: Explorations in South Asian History (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2018). [abortion; police; rape; sexual assault; criminal law; gender; medical examination]

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]

Mittal, J. K. Indian Legal and Constitutional History. Delhi: Pioneer, 1996.

Modern Asian Studies special issue on “Petitioning and Political Cultures in South Asia” with articles by Abhishek Kaicker, Rosalind O’Hanlon, Robert Travers, Bhavani Raman, Aparna Balachandran, Julia Stephens, Prashant Kidambi, Rohit De and Nayanika Mathur.

Mody, Perveez. The Intimate State: Love-Marriage and the Law in Delhi. Delhi: Routledge, 2008.

Mody, Perveez. “Love and the Law: Love-Marriage in Delhi,” Modern Asian Studies 36:1 (2002), 223-56.

Mohapatra, Prabhu. “Assam and the West Indies, 1860-1920: Immobilizing Plantation Labor,” 455-65. In Hay and Craven. [labor law; criminal law]

Mommsen, W. J. and J. A. De Moor, eds. European Expansion and Law: The Encounter of European and Indigenous Law in 19th– and 20th-Century Africa and Asia. Oxford: Berg, 1992.

Mossman, Mary Jane. “Cornelia Sorabji: A ‘Woman in Law’ in India in the 1890s.” Canadian Journal of Women and the Law 16: 1 (2004) 54-85.

Mossman, Mary Jane. The First Women Lawyers: A Comparative Study of Gender, Law and the Legal Professions. Oxford and Portland, Oregon: Hart, 2006.

Mossman, Mary Jane. “Gender and Professionalism in Law: The Challenge of (Women’s) Biography.” Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice 27 (2009), 19-34. [history of the legal profession]

Mukharji, Projit. “Profiling the profiloscope: facialization of race technologies and the rise of biometric nationalism in inter-war British India,” History and Technology 31:4 (2015), 376-396.  [race; caste; colonialism; Bengal; P.C. Mahalanobis; biometrics; statistics; nationalism]

Mukherjee, Mithi. India in the Shadows of Empire: A Legal and Political History 1774-1950. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Mukherjee, Mithi.“Justice, War, and the Imperium: India and Britain in Edmund Burke’s Prosecutorial Speeches in the Impeachment Trial of Warren Hastings.” Law and History Review 23:3 (2005), 589-630.

Mukherjee, Mithi. “The ‘Right to Wage War’ against Empire: Anticolonialism and the Challenge to International Law in the Indian National Army Trial of 1945.” Law and Social Inquiry 44:2 (2019), 420-43. [World War II; political trials; independence movement; nationalism; courts; international law; anti-colonialism; lawyers; judge; legal profession; treason]

Mukherjee, Mithi. “Sedition, Law, and the British Empire in India: The Trial of Tilak (1908).” Law, Culture and the Humanities (2017), 1-23. [political trials; independence movement; nationalism; jury; legal profession; lawyers; judge; courts; sedition]

Mukherjee, Sumita. Nationalism, Education and Migrant Identities: The England-returned. London: Routledge, 2010. [history of the legal profession]

Mukherjee, Sumita.” ‘A Warning Against Quack Doctors’: the Old Bailey trial of Indian oculists, 1893.” Historical Research (first published online 1 Feb. 2012), 1-16. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2281.2011.00589.x [criminal law; history of medicine]

Mukhopadhyay, Anindita. Behind the Mask: The Cultural Definition of the Legal Subject in Colonial Bengal (1715-1911). Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2006. [rule of law; criminal law; dacoity; criminal tribes; vernacular legal culture]

Munshi, Sherally. “Immigration, Imperialism and the Legacies of Indian Exclusion,” Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities 28:1 (2016), 51-104.  [migration; immigration law; race; Komagata Maru; colonialism; anti-colonialism; South Asian diaspora; Lala Lajpat Rai]

Musson, Anthony and Chantal Stebbings, eds. Making Legal History: Approaches and Methodologies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. [methodology]

Myint Zan. “Woe Unto Ye Lawyers: Three Royal Orders Concerning Pleaders in Early Seventeenth-Century Burma.” American Journal of Legal History 44 (2000), 40-72. [history of the legal profession]

Nadaraja, T. The Legal System of Ceylon in its Historical Setting. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1972. [Sri Lanka]

Nag, Sajal. “National Register of Citizens: Old Divides and New Fissures,” Economic and Political Weekly LIII: 46 (2018), 15-17.  [citizenship; National Register of Citizens; Assam; Hindus; Muslims; communalism; migrants; violence]

Nair, Janaki. “The Life of Law in Modern India: A Present History of the Matha Court,” 16-56. In Balachandran, Pant and Raman. [Karnataka; Lingayats; matha (monastic) courts; post-colonial India]

Nair, Janaki. Women and Law in Colonial India: A Social History. Delhi: Kali for Women, 1996.

Nair, Neeti. “Beyond the ‘Communal’ 1920s: The Problem of Intention, Legislative Pragmatism, and the Making of Section 295A of the Indian Penal Code,” Indian Economic and Social History Review 50:3 (2013), 317-40. [communalism; legislation; religion; Muslims; Hindus]

Nair, Neeti. “Special Issue: Ghosts from the Past? Assessing Recent Developments in Religious Freedom in South Asia,” Asian Affairs 49:2 (2018), 199-204. [special issue][religious freedom; religious minorities; comparative law; India; Pakistan; Bangladesh; Myanmar; Sri Lanka]

Nandi, Sugata. “Inventing extraordinary criminality: A study of criminalization by the Calcutta Goondas Act,” 92-106. In Dorsett and McLaren. [criminal law; legislation]

Naqvi, Tahir H. “Nation, Space and Exception: Pakistan’s Basic Democracies Experiment,” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 33: 3 (2013), 279-294.  [Pakistan; post-colonial; democracy; Basic Democracies Ordinance; military rule]

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]

Narayan, Vikram Aditya and Sindhu, Jahnavi. “A historical argument for proportionality under the Indian Constitution,” Indian Law Review 2:1 (2018), 51-88.  [Indian constitutional law; constituent assembly debates; state action; judicial review; fundamental rights; proportionality; culture of justification]

Neill, Jeremy. ““This is a most disgusting case”: Imperial Policy, Class and Gender in the “Rangoon Outrage” of 1899,” Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 12:1 (2011).  [colonialism; Burma; class; gender; rape; sexual violence; British Empire]

Nesiah, Vasuki. “The princely impostor: stories of law and pathology in the exercise of emergency powers,” 121-45. In Ramraj and Thiruvengadam. [Sri Lanka; courts; constitutionalism]

Newbigin, Eleanor. “The Codification of Personal Law and Secular Citizenship: Revisiting the History of Law Reform in Late Colonial India.” Indian Economic and Social History Review 46:1 (2009), 83-104.

Newbigin, Eleanor. The Hindu Family and the Emergence of Modern India: Law, Citizenship and Community. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. [Hindu law; personal law system; Hindu joint family; legislation; reform movements; property; gender; marriage; caste; Ambedkar; tax]

Newbigin, Eleanor. “Personal Law and Citizenship in India’s Transition to Independence.”  Modern Asian Studies 45:1 (2011), 7-32.

Newbigin, Eleanor. “Public Finance and Personal Law in Late Colonial India,” 242-274. In Balachandran, Pant and Raman. [public finance; taxation; personal law; colonialism; political economy]

Noorani, A. G. Indian Political Trials 1775-1947. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

O’Hanlon, Rosalind. “In the Presence of Witnesses: Petitioning and judicial ‘publics’ in western India, circa. 1600-1820,” Modern Asian Studies 53:1 (2019), 52-88. [special issue]  [Marathas; early modern; panchayat; petitions; publics; pre-colonial law]

Ocko, Jonathan K. and David Gilmartin. “State, Sovereignty, and the People: A Comparison of the ‘Rule of Law’ in China and India.” Journal of Asian Studies 68:1 (2009), 55-133. [plus commentary by Vivienne Shue, Paul W. Kahn, Randall Peerenboom, Lauren Benton, Prasenjit Duara]

Oldenburg, Veena Talwar. Dowry Murder: The Imperial Origins of a Cultural Crime. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. [criminal law; family law; customary law]

Olivelle, Patrick, with David Brick and Mark McClish, eds. A Sanskrit Dictionary of Law and Statecraft. Delhi: Primus Books, 2015. [reference work; translation; Hindu law]

Olivelle, Patrick and Donald R. Davis, Jr., eds. The Oxford History of Hinduism. Hindu Law: A New History of Dharmaśāstra. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. [religion; family law; marriage; ritual]

Pande, Ishita. “Coming of Age: Law, Sex and Childhood in Late Colonial India.” Gender & History 24:1 (April 2012), 205-30. [gender, marriage, criminal law, legislation]

Pande, Ishita. “Phulmoni’s body: the autopsy, the inquest and the humanitarian narrative on child rape in India.” South Asian History & Culture 4:1 (2013), 9-30. [gender, marriage, criminal law]

Pant, Rashmi. “Speaking in Multiple Registers: Property and the Narrative of Care,” 57-85. In Balachandran, Pant and Raman. [Garhwal; property; inheritance; peasants; customary law; caregiving]

Paranjape, N. V. Indian Legal and Constitutional History. Allahabad: Central Law Agency, 1998.

Parashar, Archana. Women and Family Law Reform in India. Delhi: Sage, 1992. [property law; family law; personal law system]

Parashar, Archana and Amita Dhanda, eds. Redefining Family Law in India: Essays in Honour of B. Sivaramayya. London: Routledge, 2008. Includes articles by Flavia Agnes, Bina Agarwal, Prabha Kotiswaran, Patricia Uberoi, and Sylvia Vatuk, among others. [personal law system; gender; sexuality; adoption; prostitution; incest taboos; divorce; inheritance]

Parker, Kunal. “ ‘A Corporation of Superior Prostitutes’: Anglo-Indian Legal Conceptions of Temple Dancing Girls, 1800-1914.” Modern Asian Studies 32: 3 (1998), 559-633.

Parker, Kunal.“Interpreting Oriental Cases: The Law of Alterity in the Colonial Courtroom.” Harvard Law Review 107 (1994), 1711-29.

Parker, Kunal.“Observations on the Historical Destruction of Separate Legal Regimes,” 184-99. In Larson.

Pathak, Akhileshwar. Law, Strategies, Ideologies: Legislating Forests in Colonial India. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2002. [environmental law; conservation; Madras Presidency; Malabar; Kanara]

Paul, John J. “The Drama of Conversion in the Courts of South India: Challenges to Aggressive Missionary Enterprise and Changing Judicial Attitudes in the Nineteenth Century,” 100-29. In Keith E. Yandell and John J. Paul, eds. Religion and Public Culture: Encounters and Identities in Modern South India. Richmond, UK: Curzon, 2000.

Paul, John J. The Legal Profession in Colonial South India. Bombay: Oxford University Press, 1991.

Pavarala, Vinod. “Cultures of Corruption and the Corruption of Culture: The East India Company and the Hastings Impeachment,” 291-336. In Kreike and Jordan. [trials; corporation; Edmund Burke]

Piliavsky, Anastasia. “The “Criminal Tribe” in India before the British,” Comparative Studies in Society and History 57:2 (2015), 323-354.  [colonialism; post-colonialism; “criminal tribe”; Criminal Tribes Act; caste]

Pirbhai, M. Reza. “British Indian Reform and Pre-colonial Trends in Islamic Jurisprudence.” Journal of Asian History 42:1 (2008), 36-47.

Pirie, Fernanda. “Buddhist Law in Early Tibet: The Emergence of an Ideology,” Journal of Law and Religion 32: 3 (2017), 406-422.  [Buddhist law; Tibet; Buddhism; legal ideology; medieval history; law and religion]

Pitts, Jennifer. “Empire and Legal Universalisms in the Eighteenth Century,” American Historical Review 117:1 (2012), 92-121. [history of international law; law of nations; intellectual history]

Powell, Avril A. “Indian Muslim Modernists and the Issue of Slavery in Islam,” 262-286. In Chatterjee and Eaton. [slavery; domestic slavery; concubinage; princely states; Islam; colonialism; Saiyid Ahmad Khan; Saiyid Ameer Ali; intellectual history; ulama]

Powers, David S. “Orientalism, Colonialism, and Legal History: The Attack on Muslim Family Endowments in Algeria and India.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 31:3 (1989) 535-71.

Prasad, Nita Verma. “The Litigious Widow: Inheritance Disputes in Colonial North India, 1875-1911,” 161-90. In Anindita Ghosh. [property; marriage; litigation; Hindu law; Allahabad High Court]

Prasad, Nita Verma.”Remaking Her Family for the Judges: Hindu widows and property rights in the colonial courts of North India, 1875-1911,” Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 14:3 (2013). [marriage, inheritance, property, litigation, Allahabad High Court]

Price, Pamela. “Ideology and Ethnicity under British Imperial Rule: ‘Brahmans,’ Lawyers and Kin-Caste Rules in Madras Presidency.” Modern Asian Studies 23:1 (1989), 151-77.

Price, Pamela.“The ‘Popularity’ of the Imperial Courts of Law: Three Views of the Anglo-Indian Legal Encounter,” 179-200. In Mommsen and de Moor.

Purohit, Teena. The Aga Khan Case: Religion and Identity in Colonial India. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012. [Muslims; Shia Islam; Ismaili Muslims; conversion]

Radhakrishna, Meena. Dishonoured by History: ‘Criminal Tribes’ and British Colonial Policy. Delhi: Orient Longman, 2001.

Raianu, Mircea. “ “A mass of anomalies”: Land, Law and Sovereignty in an Indian Company Town,” Comparative Studies in Society and History 60:2 (2018), 367-389.  [colonialism; Jamshedpur; sovereignty; company town; land; land acquisition; industrialization; corporations; Tatas; urban planning]

Raman, Bhavani. “Civil Address and the Early Colonial Petition in Madras,” Modern Asian Studies 53:1 (2019), 123-149. [special issue]  [petitions; colonialism; Madras Presidency;

Raman, Bhavani. Document Raj: writing and scribes in early colonial south India. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. [petitions; petitioning; evidence; intermediaries; paperwork; courts; forgery; history of technology; history of the professions]

Raman, Bhavani. “Law in Times of Counter-insurgency,” 120-146. In Balachandran, Pant and Raman. [East India Company; Wayanad; military law; martial law; counter-insurgency; war]

Raman, Bhavani. “Law and Identity in Colonial South Asia,” Law and Social Inquiry 42:4 (2017), 1210-1214. [special essay cluster] [review; colonialism; personal law; Parsis; law and religion; minorities; post-colonialism]

Raman, Karthik Kalyan. “Utilitarianism and Criminal Law in Colonial India : A Study of the Practical Limits of Utilitarian Jurisprudence.” Modern Asian Studies, 28:4 (1994), 739-91.

Ramnath, Kalyani. “ADM Jabalpur’s Antecedents: Political Emergencies, Civil Liberties, and Arguments from Colonial Continuities in India.” American University International Law Review 31:2 (2016), 209-51. [state of emergency; colonial continuities; independence; post-colonial India; civil liberties organizations]

Ramnath, Kalyani. “The Colonial Difference between Law and Fact: Notes on the Criminal Jury in India,” The Indian Economic and Social History Review 50: 3 (2013), 341-363.  [colonialism; criminal law; jury trial; colonial India; sovereignty]

Ramnath, Kalyani. ” ‘We the People’: Seamless Webs and Social Revolution in India’s Constituent Assembly Debates.” South Asia Research 32:1 (2012), 57-70. [constitutional law; citizenship; independence]

Ramraj, Victor V. and Arun K. Thiruvengadam, eds. Emergency Powers in Asia: Exploring the Limits of Legality. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. [constitutionalism; authoritarianism; state of emergency; martial law; India; Pakistan; Sri Lanka; Burma; Myanmar; history of the legal profession; colonialism; courts; post-colonial]

Rao, Anupama. The Caste Question: Dalits and the Politics of Modern India. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2009. [inequality; police; state]

Rao, Anupama. “Problems of Violence, States of Terror: Torture in Colonial India,” 151-85. In S. Pierce and A. Rao, eds., Discipline and the Other Body: Correction, Corporeality, Colonialism. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2006. [torture; police; state]

Robb, Peter. “The Ordering of Rural India: the policing of nineteenth-century Bengal and Bihar,” 126-50. In David M. Anderson and David Killingray, eds. Policing the Empire: Government, Authority and Control, 1830-1940. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1991.

Robb, Peter. Peasants, Political Economy and Law. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Rocher, Ludo. “Indian Response to Anglo-Hindu Law.” Journal of the American Oriental Society 92:3 (1972), 419-24. [personal law system]

Rocher, Rosane. “The Creation of Anglo-Hindu Law,” 78-88. In Lubin, Davis and Krishnan.

Rogers, John D. “Cultural and Social Resistance: Gambling in Colonial Sri Lanka,” 175-212. In Douglas Haynes and Gyan Prakash, eds. Contesting Power: Resistance and Everyday Power Relations in South Asia. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991.

Rogers, John D. “Sri Lankan Law Reports as a Historical Source.” Unpublished, but available online here. [courts; case law; published primary sources]

Rook-Koepsel, Emily. “Dissenting against the Defence of India Rules: Emergency Regulations and the Space of Extreme Government Action,” South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 41: 3 (2018), 642-657.  [Defence of India Rules; Constitution of India; communal violence; press freedom; Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act; democracy; executive action; post-colonial]

Roy Chaudhury, Shrimoy. “Toxic Matters: Medical Jurisprudence and the making of the Indian Poisons Act (1904),” Crime, History & Societies/Crime, Histoire & Sociétés 22:1 (2018), 81-105. [medical jurisprudence; history of forensic science; experts; toxicology; legislation; enforcement; treatises; history of the professions; drugs; history of medicine]

Rudolph, Lloyd I. and Susanne Hoeber Rudolph. “Barristers and Brahmans in India: Legal Cultures and Social Change.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 8:1 (1965), 24-49. [history of the legal profession]

Rudolph, Lloyd I. and Susanne Hoeber Rudolph. The Modernity of Tradition:  Political Development in India. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1967. [Hindu law; panchayats]

Rungta,R. S. “Indian Company Law Problems in 1850.” American Journal of Legal History 6 (1962), 298-308.

Saha, Jonathan. Law, Disorder and the Colonial State: Corruption in Burma c.1900. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. [bribery; bureaucracy; race; gender; masculinity]

Saha, Jonathan.”The male state: Colonialism, corruption and rape investigations in the Irrawaddy Delta c.1900.” Indian Economic and Social History Review 47 (2010), 343-76. [Burma; gender; criminal law]

Sahai, Nandita. “ ‘To Mount or Not to Mount?’: Court Records and Law Making in Early Modern Rajasthan,” 168-186. In Balachandran, Pant and Raman. [Rajasthan; early modern; customary law; courts; documentation]

Sahai, Nandita Prasad. “Some Were Larger Than Their Communities: A Potter’s Family, Community, and Justice in Early Modern Rajasthan.” Studies in History 25:1 (2009), 39-68. [caste; Hindu joint family; panchayats]

Samaraweera, Vijaya.  “Litigation and Legal Reform in Colonial Sri Lanka.” South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies (new series) 2: 1 & 2 (1979), 78-90. [Ceylon; courts]

Sarkar, Aditya. Trouble at the Mill: Factory Law and the Emergence of the Labour Question in Late Nineteen-Century Bombay. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2018. [labor; work; child; legislation; plague; industrialization]

Sarkar, Aditya. “The Work of Law: Three Factory Narratives from Bombay Presidency, 1881-1884,” 247-79. In Marcel van der Linden and Prabhu P. Mohapatra, eds. Labour Matters: toward global histories. Studies in Honour of Sabyasachi Bhattacharya. Delhi: Tulika, 2009. [industrial accidents; labor; coroners; work; mills]

Sarkar, Mahua. Justice in a Gothic Edifice (The Calcutta High Court and Colonial Rule in Bengal). Calcutta: Firma KLM, 1997.

Sarkar, Sumit and Tanika Sarkar, eds. Women and Social Reform in Modern India: A Reader. Ranikhet: Permanent Black, 2007. 2 vols. [gender; legislation; personal law system; customary law]

Sarkar, Tanika.”Conjugality and Hindu Nationalism: Resisting Colonial Reason and the Death of a Child-Wife,” 385-419. In Sarkar and Sarkar, vol.2. [gender; social reform movements]

Sarkar, Tanika. “A Pre-History of Rights: The Age of Consent Debate in Colonial Bengal.” Feminist Studies 26:3 (2000), 601-22. [family law; criminal law]

Sarkar, Tanika. “Subjects, citizens and law. A Postscript,” 191-7. In In Cederlöf and Das Gupta.

Sarkar, Tanika.”Talking about Scandals: Religion, Law and Love in late Nineteenth Century Bengal.” Studies in History 13:1 (1997), 63-95. [criminal law; theatre]

Sarkar, Tanika. “Wicked Widows: Law and Faith in nineteenth-century Public Sphere Debates,” 83-115. In Anindita Ghosh. [marriage; gender; social movements; legislation; Hindu law]

Saxena, Saumya. “Commissions, Committees, and Custodians of Muslim Personal Law in Postindependence India,” 423-38. In Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East special issue (2018). [law and religion; minorities; marriage; divorce; maintenance; social movements; Law Commission of India; gender; women’s rights; triple talaq]

Schmitthener, Samuel. “A Sketch of the Development of the Legal Profession in India.” Law and Society Review 3:2/3 (1968-9), 337-82.

Schneider, Wendie. “ ‘Enfeebling the Arm of Justice’: Perjury and Prevarication in British India,” 299-327. In Markus Dirk Dubber and Lindsay Farmer, eds., Modern Histories of Crime and Punishment. Stanford University Press, 2007.

Schneider, Wendie. Engines of Truth: Producing Veracity in the Victorian Courtroom. Yale University Press, 2015. “Ch.3: Perjury and Prevarication in British India,” 103-42. [truth-telling; mendacity; oath; cross-examination; criminal law; Indian Penal Code; Indian Evidence Act; Thomas Babington Macaulay; James Fitzjames Stephen]

Schonthal, Benjamin. Buddhism, Politics and the Limits of Law: The Pyrrhic Constitutionalism of Sri Lanka. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. [Ceylon; Buddhism; law and religion; communalism; colonialism; decolonization; independence; empire; monasticism; monks; litigation; courts]

Schonthal, Benjamin. “Buddhist Legal Pluralism? Looking Again at Monastic Governance in Modern South and Southeast Asia,” Buddhism, Law and Society 3:1 (2018), vii-xxxvii.  [religion; Buddhism; legal pluralism; Sri Lanka; Myanmar; monks; state law; monastic law; Southeast Asia]

Schonthal, Benjamin. “Formations of Buddhist Constitutionalism in South and Southeast Asia,” International Journal of Constitutional Law 15: 3 (2017), 705-733.  [religion; Buddhism; constitutional law; Buddhist constitutional law; Sri Lanka; Myanmar; Thailand; post-colonial]

Schonthal, Benjamin. “The Legal Regulation of Buddhism in Contemporary Sri Lanka,” 150-65. In French and Nathan. [law and religion; monasticism; Ceylon; constitutionalism]

Sen, Atreyee. “Torture and Laughter: Naxal insurgency, custodial violence, and inmate resistance in a women’s correctional facility in 1970s Calcutta,” Modern Asian Studies 52: 3 (2018), 917-941.  [prisons; police; gender; Maoism; Naxal insurgency; custodial violence; post-colonial; civil liberties; Bengal]

Sen, Madhurima. Prisons in Colonial Bengal 1838-1919. Kolkata: Thema, 2007. [transportation; labor; prison officials]

Sen, Satadru. “Domesticated Convicts: Producing Families in the Andaman Islands,” 261-291. In I. Chatterjee, Unfamiliar Relations. [Andaman Islands; penal colony; convicts; family; gender]

Sen, Sudipta. “Liberalism and the British Empire in India.” Journal of Asian Studies 74:3, 711-22. [intellectual history; rule of law; Utilitarianism]

Sen, Uditi. “Developing Terra Nullius: Colonialism, Nationalism, and Indigeneity in the Andaman Islands,” Comparative Studies in Society and History 59:4 (2017), 944-73. [indigenous peoples; settler colonialism; land; property; violence]

Sengoopta, Chandak. Imprint of the Raj: How fingerprinting was born in colonial India. London: Macmillan, 2003. [forensics; criminology; criminal law]

Shah, Prakash. “South Asian Law in East Africa.” In Katz. [diasporas; legal pluralism; panchayats; personal law system]

Shahani, Uttara. “Refugee Legal Challenges to Bombay Government’s Land Requisition Housing Scheme: Nation-making in Partitioned India.” Economic & Political Weekly 53: 4 (27 Jan. 2018), 73-79. [partition; refugees]

Shankar, Devika. “Contested lands and contentious lines: Land acquisition for the railways in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Delhi.” Indian Economic and Social History Review 55:4 (2018), 491-513. [property; transportation; eminent domain; compulsory land acquisition; religion; Muslim; space; cities]

Shani, Ornit. How India Became Democratic: Citizenship and the Making of the Universal Franchise. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. [elections; vote; post-colonial]

Sharafi, Mitra. “Hijacking Law,” Law and Social Inquiry 42:4 (2017), 1240-1247. [special essay cluster] [transnational legal studies; post-colonialism; law and religion; minorities; comparative law]

Sharafi, Mitra. “The Imperial Serologist and Punitive Self-Harm: Bloodstains and Legal Pluralism in British India,” 60-85. In Burney and Hamlin. [forensic science; medical jurisprudence; evidence; experts; criminal law; murder; falsity]

Sharafi, Mitra. “Judging Conversion to Zoroastrianism: Behind the Scenes of the Parsi Panchayat Case (1908),” 159-80. In John R. Hinnells and Alan Williams, eds. Parsis in India and the Diaspora. London: Routledge Curzon, 2007. [history of the legal profession; Parsis]

Sharafi, Mitra. “Law and Modern Zoroastrians,” 299-312. In Michael Stausberg and Yuhan Vevaina, eds., The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianism. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2015. [Parsi personal law; marriage; inheritance; trusts; libel; refugee; asylum; conversion; legislation; India; Pakistan; Iran; Persia; UK; US; Canada; Australia]

Sharafi, Mitra. Law and Identity in Colonial South Asia: Parsi Legal Culture, 1772-1947. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. [Zoroastrianism; history of the legal profession; personal law system; inheritance; gender; marriage; legislation; courts; trusts; libel; legal pluralism; legal consciousness]

Sharafi, Mitra. “The Marital Patchwork of Colonial South Asia: Forum Shopping from Britain to Baroda.” Law and History Review. 28:4 (2010), 979-1009. [family law; Parsis; marriage]

Sharafi, Mitra. “A New History of Colonial Lawyering: Likhovski and Legal Identities in the British Empire.” Law and Social Inquiry 32:4 (2007), 1059-94. [history of the legal profession]

Sharafi, Mitra. “The Semi-Autonomous Judge in Colonial India: Chivalric Imperialism meets Anglo-Islamic Dower and Divorce Law.” Indian Economic and Social History Review 46:1 (2009), 57-81. [gender; legislation; personal law system]

Sharafi, Mitra. “South Asian Legal History.” Annual Review of Law and Social Science 11(2015), 309-36. [literature review; religion; personal law; Islam; Hinduism; Buddhism; gender; legal profession; legal education; colonialism; archives; India; Pakistan; Sri Lanka; Ceylon; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Nepal; Afghanistan; Tibet; Burma; Myanmar]

Sharafi, Mitra. “Two Lives in Law: The Reminiscences of A.J.C. Mistry and Sir Norman Macleod, 1884-1926,” 258-83. In Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud, Anoop V. Mohta, and Roshan S. Dalvi, eds., A Heritage of Judging: The Bombay High Court through 150 Years. Mumbai: Maharashtra Judicial Academy, 2012. [history of the legal profession]

Sharma, S. D. Administration of Justice in Ancient India. Delhi: Harman, 1988. [Hindu law]

Sherman, Taylor. “State Practice, Nationalist Politics and the Hunger Strikes of the Lahore Conspiracy Case Prisoners, 1929-39.” Journal of Cultural and Social History 5:4 (2008), 497-508.

Sherman, Taylor. State Violence and Punishment in India, 1919-1956. London: Routledge, 2009.

Shodhan, Amrita. “Caste in the Judicial Courts of Gujarat, 1800-60,” 32-49. In Edward Simpson and Aparna Kapadia, eds. The Idea of Gujarat: History, Ethnography and Text. Delhi: Orient Black Swan, 2010.

Shodhan, Amrita. “The East India Company’s Conquest of Assam, India, and ‘Community’ Justice: Panchayats/Mels in Translation.” Asian Journal of Law and Society 2:2 (2015), 357-77. [custom; panchayats; northeast; jury; assessors; criminal law; Scots]

Shodhan, Amrita. A Question of Community: Religious Groups and Colonial Law. Kolkata: Samya, 2001.

Siddiqi, Asiya. “Ayesha’s World: A Butcher’s Family in Nineteenth-century Bombay.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 43:1 (2001), 101-29. [debt; gender; Muslims; caste; documentation; history of the legal profession; Bombay High Court]

Siddiqi, Asiya. Bombay’s People, 1860-98: Insolvents in the City. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2017. [debt; bankruptcy; Bombay High Court; economic history; gender; business; merchants]

Siddique, Osama. Pakistan’s Experience with Formal Law: An Alien Justice. Cambridge ,UK: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Siddiqui, Sohaira. “Navigating Colonial Power: Challenging Precedents and the Limitation of Local Elites,” Islamic Law and Society 26:3 (13 June 2019), 1-41. [Syed Mahmood; courts; judges; history of the legal profession; Anglo-Muhammedan law; Muslim personal law; Islamic law; legal education; inheritance]

Simeon, D: An Essay on Informal Accumulation in Colonial India,” 386-27. In Kreike and Jordan. [corruption; politics; labor; employment]

Singh, Anantdeep. “The Divergence of the Economic Fortunes of Hindus and Muslims in British India: A Comparative Institutional Analysis.” PhD dissertation, University of Southern California, 2008. [personal law system; inheritance; property]

Singh, Anantdeep. “Forum shopping in the Middle East and South Asia: its impact on women and the evolution of inheritance codes.” Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law 46:3 (2014), 289-319. [Islamic law; Hindu law; Jewish law; personal law; inheritance; divorce; forum shopping; comparative law; gender; women]

Singh, Anantdeep. “Women, Wealth and Law: Anglo-Hindu and Anglo-Islamic Inheritance Law in British India,” South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 40:1 (2017), 40-53.  [gender; women; inheritance; Anglo-Islamic Law; Anglo-Hindu Law; property; wealth accumulation]

Singh, Anantdeep. “Zamindars, inheritance law and the spread of the waqf in the United Provinces at the turn of the twentieth century.” Indian Economic and Social History Review 52:4 (2015), 501-32. [land; property law; fragmentation of estates; personal law; inheritance; Hindu joint family; Anglo-Islamic law; waqf; debt]

Singh, Gajendra. The Testimonies of Indian Soldiers and the Two World Wars. London: Bloomsbury, 2014. [military law; war; army]

Singh, Nagendra. Juristic Concepts of Ancient Indian Polity. Delhi: Vision Books, 1980. [Hindu law; constitutional law]

Singh, Priyam. “Women, Law and Criminal Justice in North India: A Historical View.” Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars 28 (1996), 27-38.

Singha, Radhika. “Civil Authority and Due Process: Colonial Criminal Justice in the Banaras Zamindari, 1781-95,” 30-81. In Anderson and Guha.

Singha, Radhika. A Despotism of Law: Crime and Justice in Early Colonial India. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1998. [criminal law; law of evidence; Bengal; oath; history of the legal profession; homicide; magistrate; thuggee; domestic sphere; prisons; rule of law]

Singha, Radhika. “The Great War and a ‘Proper’ Passport for the Colony: Border-Crossing in British India, c. 1882-1922,” The Indian Economic and Social History Review 50: 3 (2013), 289-315.  [sovereignty; nation-state; labor migration; mobility controls; identity documents; Indian Passport Act; British Empire]

Singha, Radhika. ” ‘No Needless Pains or Unintended Pleasures’: Penal ‘Reform’ in the Colony, 1825-45.” Studies in History 11:1 (1995), 29-76. [prisons; punishment; capital punishment; criminal law; medical statistics; food]

Singha, Radhika. “Passport, ticket, and India-rubber stamp: ‘The problem of the pauper pilgrim’ in colonial India c.1882-1925,” 49-83. In Tambe and Fischer-Tiné. [Muslims; Hajj; subjecthood; citizenship; mobility]

Singha, Radhika. “Punished by Surveillance: Policing ‘dangerousness’ in colonial India, 1872-1918.” Modern Asian Studies 48:1 (2014), 1-29. [criminal law; Code of Criminal Procedure; Criminal Tribes Act; discretion; police; codification; history of the legal profession; documentation; Punjab]

Singha, Radhika. “The ‘Rare Infliction’: the Abolition of Flogging in the Indian Army, circa 1835-1920.” Law and History Review 34:3 (2016), 783-818. [military law; discipline; punishment; legislation; war; World War I]

Singha, Radhika. “Settle, Mobilize, Verify: Identification Practices in Colonial India.” Studies in History 16:2 (2000), 151-98. [criminal law; policing; stamped paper; Brahmins; Criminal Tribes Act; identification technologies; fingerprinting; perjury; forgery; counterfeiting; penal colonies]

Sinha, Mrinalini. Colonial Masculinity: The “Manly Englishman” and the “Effeminate Bengali” in the late nineteenth century. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 1995. [family law; criminal law]

Sinha, Nitin. “Law, agro-ecology and colonialism in mid-Gangetic India, 1770s-1910s,” 163-90. In Cederlöf and Das Gupta. [river; environmental history; land; custom; tenancy; rights; occupancy]

Sivaramayya, B., Archana Parashar and Amita Dhanda, eds. Redefining Family Law in India: Essays in Honor of B. Sivaramayya. Delhi: Routledge, 2008.

Skuy, David. “Macaulay and the Indian Penal Code of 1862: The Myth of the Inherent Superiority and Modernity of the English Legal System Compared to the Indian Legal System in the Nineteenth Century.” Modern Asian Studies 32:3 (1998), 513-57.

Smith, Richard Saumarez. Rule by Records: Registration and Village Custom in early British Punjab. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Sreenivas, Mytheli. “Conjugality and Capital: Gender, Families, and Property under Colonial Law in India.” Journal of Asian Studies 63:4 (2004), 937-60. [Anglo-Hindu law; joint family]

Sreenivas, Mytheli. Wives, Widows and Concubines: The Conjugal Family Ideal in Colonial India. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008. [family law; property law]

Stein, Sarah Abrevaya. “Protected Persons? The Baghdadi Jewish Diaspora, the British State, and the Persistence of Empire,” American Historical Review 116:1 (2011), 80-108. [diaspora; jurisdiction; inheritance]

Stephens, Julia. “A Bureaucracy of Rejection: Petitioning and the impoverished paternalism of the British-Indian Raj,” Modern Asian Studies 53:1 (2019), 177-202. [special issue]  [Bombay; colonialism; bureaucracy; discretion; petitions]

Stephens, Julia. Governing Islam: Law, Empire, and Secularism in South Asia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. [personal law; law and religion; Muslims; Islamic law; Anglo-Muhammadan law; colonialism; empire; history of the legal profession; gender; women; marriage; family law; property; lawyers; judges; India; Pakistan; Bangladesh; socialism; Marxism; post-colonial; economy; custom]

Stephens, Julia. “Legal History between the Humanities and Social Sciences,” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 39:2 (2019), 349-52. [review essay; comparative legal history; Ottoman empire; Mediterranean; family; gender; quantitative method; qualitative method; methodology; training; storytelling; narrative history]

Stephens, Julia. “The Past and Future of the Muslim Postcolonial Moment: Islamic Economy and Social Justice in South Asia,” 243-64. In Gyan Prakash, Michael Laffan, and Nikhil Menon, eds. The Postcolonial Moment in South and Southeast Asia. London: Bloomsbury, 2018. [Muslims; Islam; economy;  economic thought; political economy; socialism; Marxism; India; Pakistan; lawyers; history of the legal profession; interwar period]

Stephens, Julia. “The Phantom Wahhabi: Liberalism and the Muslim fanatic in mid-Victorian India,” Modern Asian Studies 47:1 (2013), 22-52. [rule of law; liberalism; Muslims; conspiracy; sedition]

Stephens, Julia. “The Politics of Muslim Rage: Secular Law and Religious Sentiment in Late Colonial India,” History Workshop Journal 77 (2014), 45-64. [religion; freedom of the press; censorship; communalism; secularism; criminal law; Indian Penal Code; Muslims]

Stephens, Julia. “An Uncertain Inheritance: The Imperial Travels of Legal Migrants, from British India to Ottoman Iraq,” Law and History Review 32:4 (2014), 749-72. [jurisdiction; comparative imperial history; Muslims; Islamic law; princely states; personal law]

Stern, Philip J. “Power, Petitions, and the ‘Povo’ in Early English Bombay,” 187-209. In Balachandran, Pant and Raman. [Bombay; petitions; East India Company]

Sternbach, L. Juridical Studies in Ancient Indian Law. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1967. [Hindu law; gender; marriage; prostitution; employment law]

Stokes, Eric. English Utilitarians and India. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1989. [legislation]

Strawson, John. “Translating the Hedaya: Colonial foundations of Islamic law,” 157-70. In Dorsett and McLaren. [Islamic law; legal treatises; Mughal legal history]

Sturman, Rachel. The Government of Social Life in Colonial India: Liberalism, Religious Law and Women’s Rights. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. [gender; Anglo-Hindu law; personal law system; marriage; inheritance; property]

Sturman, Rachel. “Indian Indentured Labor and the History of International Rights Regimes,” American Historical Review 119:5 (2014), 1439-65. [labor; diaspora; international law; gender]

Sturman, Rachel.“Marriage and Family in Colonial Hindu Law,” 89-104. In Lubin, Davis and Krishnan.

Sturman, Rachel.“Property and Attachments: Defining Autonomy and the Claims of Family in Nineteenth-Century Western India.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 47:3 (2005), 611-37.

Subramaniam, Lakshmi. “A Trial in Transition: Courts, Merchants and Identities in Western India circa 1800.” Indian Economic and Social History Review 41:3 (2004), 269-92.

Subramanian, Narendra. “Legal Change and Gender Inequality: Changes in Muslim Family Law in India.” Law and Social Inquiry 33:3 (2008), 631-72.

Subramanian, Narendra. “Making Family and Nation: Hindu Marriage Law in Early Postcolonial India.” Journal of Asian Studies 69:3 (2010), 771-98.

Subramanian, Narendra. Nation and Family: Personal Law, Cultural Pluralism, and Gendered Citizenship in India. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2014. [personal law; gender; Hindu law; Christian law; Muslim law; South India]

Sunder Rajan, Rajeswari. The Scandal of the State: Women, Law, and Citizenship in Postcolonial India. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2003. [gender; compulsory sterilization; prostitution; sex trade; child marriage; female infanticide; Uniform Civil Code; personal law system; family; Phoolan Devi]

Suykens, Bert. “The Past, Present and Future of Slum Property Regimes in Chittagong, Bangladesh,” South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 40:1 (2017), 146-161.  [Bangladesh; Chittagong; urban planning; urban studies; slums; property; legality]

Sullivan, Winnifred Fallers. “ “Going to Law”: Reflections on Law, Religion, and Mitra Sharafi’s Law and Identity in Colonial South Asia,” Law and Social Inquiry 42:4 (2017), 1231-1239. [special essay cluster] [law and religion; review; colonialism; transnational legal studies; Lutherans; Parsis]

Swinfen, David B. Imperial Appeal: The Debate on the Appeal to the Privy Council, 1833-1986. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1987. [courts; empire; Judicial Committee of the Privy Council]

Tambe, Ashwini. Codes of Misconduct: Regulating Prostitution in Late Colonial Bombay. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009.

Tambe, Ashwini. “Hierarchies of subalterity: Managed stratification in Bombay’s brothels, 1914-1930,” 192-207.” In Tambe and Fischer-Tiné. [prostitution; race; policing; criminal law]

Tambe, Ashwini and Harald Fischer-Tiné, eds. The Limits of British Colonial Control in South Asia: Spaces of disorder in the Indian Ocean region. London: Routledge, 2009.

Tambiah, H. W. The Judicature of Sri Lanka in its Historical Setting. Colombo: Gunasena, 1977. [Ceylon; history of the legal profession; criminal law; civil law; jury]

Tambiah, H. W. The Law and Customs of the Tamils of Ceylon. [Colombo]: Tamil Cultural Society of Ceylon, 1954. [Sri Lanka; customary law]

Tambiah, H. W. The Laws and Customs of the Tamils of Jaffna. Colombo: Women’s Education & Research Centre, 2000. [Sri Lanka; customary law]

Tambiah, H. W. Principles of Ceylon Law. Colombo: H. W. Cave & Co., 1972. [Sri Lanka; Portuguese rule; Dutch rule; Privy Council; customary law; Kandyan law; Islamic law; Qazi courts; history of the legal profession]

Tambiah, H. W. Sinhala Laws and Customs. Colombo: Lake House Investments Ltd. Publishers, 1968. [Kandyan customary law; Sinhalese customary law]

Tan, Kevin Y. L. “From Myanmar to Manila: a brief study of emergency powers in Southeast Asia,” 149-86. In Ramraj and Thiruvengadam. [Burma; constitutionalism; colonialism; post-colonial; independence movements; Britain; British Empire; French colonialism; American colonialism; Buddhism]

Teitelbaum, Emmanuel. “Was the Indian Labor Movement ever co-opted? Evaluating Standard Accounts.” Critical Asian Studies 38:4 (2006), 389-417. [labor law; employment; unions; legislation; post-colonial India; independent India]

Tejani, Shabnum. “Between Inequality and Identity: The Indian Constituent Assembly and Religious Difference, 1946-1950,” South Asia Research 33: 3 (2013), 205-221.  [Constituent Assembly; backward classes; minorities; secularism; India; caste; religion; reservations]

Theoretical Inquiries in Law special issue: “Histories of Legal Transplantations” 10:2 (July 2009) (articles by James Q. Whitman, Joshua Getzler, Christopher Tomlins, Amalia D. Kessler, Steven Wilf,  Ron Harris, Assaf Likhovski, Pnina Lahav and others) [legal transplants; empire; constitutions; slavery; trusts; marriage; company law]

Thiruvengadam, Arun K. “Asian judiciaries and emergency powers: reasons for optimism?,” 466-94. In Ramraj and Thiruvengadam. [India; Indira Gandhi’s Emergency; courts; judges; history of the legal profession; constitutionalism; colonialism; post-colonial]

Thiruvengadam, Arun K. The Constitution of India: A Contextual Analysis. Oxford: Hart, 2017. [constitutionalism; federalism; judiciary; rights]

Thiruvengadam, Arun. “In Pursuit of “The Common Illumination of Our House”: Trans-Judicial Influence and the Origins of PIL Jurisprudence in South Asia,” Indian Journal of Constitutional Law 2 (2008), 67-103.  [public interest litigation; Supreme Court of India; case-law; India; Pakistan; Bangladesh; post-colonial; trans-judicial influence; constitutionalism; jurisprudence]

Travers, Robert. “Constitutions, contact zones, and imperial ricochets: sovereignty and law in British Asia,” 98-129. In H. V. Bowen, Elizabeth Mancke and John G. Reid, eds., Britain’s Oceanic Empire: Atlantic and Indian Ocean Worlds, c.1550-1850. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. [sovereignty; courts; East India Company; Mughals]

Travers, Robert. Ideology and Empire in Eighteenth-Century India: The British in Bengal. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. [courts; custom; Mughals; East India Company; personal law system]

Travers, Robert. “Indian Petitioning and Colonial State-Formation in Eighteenth-Century Bengal,” Modern Asian Studies 53:1 (2019), 89-122. [special issue]  [petitions; early modern; East India Company; colonialism; Bengal]

Vaidik, Aparna. “Settling the Convict: Matrimony and Domesticity in the Andamans.” Studies in History 22:2 (2006), 221-51.

Varottil, Umakanth. “The Evolution of Corporate Law in Post-Colonial India: From Transplant to Autochthony.” American University International Law Review 31:2 (2016), 253-325. [corporations; commercial law; contracts; colonial continuities; independence]

Vatuk, Sylvia. “Change and Continuity in Marital Alliance Patterns: Muslims in south India, 1800-2012,” 196-219. In Vatuk, Marriage and its Discontents. [Muslims; South India; endogamy; exogamy; arranged marriage; love marriage; family history; ethnography]

Vatuk, Sylvia. “ “Family” as a Contested Concept in Early-nineteenth-century Madras,” 161-191. In I. Chatterjee, Unfamiliar Relations. [family; Madras presidency; East India Company; Supreme Court of Madras]

Vatuk, Sylvia. Marriage and its Discontents: Women, Islam and the Law in India. Delhi: Women Unlimited, 2017. [Muslims; Muslim personal law; Islamic law; non-state law; divorce; feminism; maintenance; dowry; endogamy; exogamy; South India; Urdu; Tamil; ethnography; diaspora]

Vatuk, Sylvia. “Women’s Rights Issues Among Bombay Parsis: A Legal Anthropologist’s Thoughts on Mitra Sharafi’s Law and Identity in Colonial South Asia,” Law and Social Inquiry 42:4 (2017), 1215-1223. [special essay cluster] [law and religion; legal pluralism; gender; women’s rights; Parsis; legal anthropology; overview]

Virani, Shafique N. “Taqiyya and Identity in a South Asian Community.” Journal of Asian Studies 70:1 (2011), 99-139. [Islamic law; Ismaili Muslims; Shia Islam]

Washbrook, D.A. “Law, State and Agrarian Society in Colonial India.” Modern Asian Studies 15:3 (1981), 649-721.

Whitecross, Richard W. “Buddhism and Constitutions in Bhutan,” 350-67. In French and Nathan. [Himalayan region; law and religion; monasticism; monarchy; Gross National Happiness]

Wiener, Martin J. An Empire on Trial: Race, Murder and Justice under British Rule, 1870-1935. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Williams, Rina Verma. “Hindu Law as Personal Law: State and Identity in the Hindu Code Bills Debates, 1952-1956,” 105-20. In Lubin, Davis and Krishnan.

Williams, Rina Verma. Postcolonial Politics and Personal Laws: Colonial Legal Legacies and the Indian State. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Wilson, Jon. “The temperament of empire: Law and conquest in late 19th-century India,” 38-59. In Cederlöf and Das Gupta. [judges; history of the legal profession; Syed Mahmud]

Wilson, Jon E. “Anxieties of Distance: Codification in Early Colonial Bengal.” Modern Intellectual History 4:1 (2007), 7-23. [legislation; utilitarianism]

Wright, Barry. “Macaulay’s India law reforms and labour in the British Empire,” 218-33. In Dorsett and McLaren. [legislation; criminal law; labor; slavery; employment; diaspora; West Indies; legal transplants; Utilitarians]

Wright, Barry. “Macaulay’s Indian Penal Code: Historical Context and Originating Principles,” 19-55. In Wing-Cheong Chan, Barry Wright and Stanley Yeo, eds., Codification, Macaulay and the Indian Penal Code: The Legacies and Modern Challenges of Criminal Law Reform. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2011. [criminal law; legislation]

Yang, Anand A. “Bhils and the idea of a criminal tribe in nineteenth-century India,” 128-39. In Yang, Crime and Criminality. 

Yang, Anand A., ed., Crime and Criminality in British India, 62-88. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1985.

Yang, Anand A. “Disciplining ‘natives’: prisons and prisoners in early nineteenth century India,” South Asia 10(2), 29-45.

Yang, Anand A. “Introduction: issues and themes in the study of historical crime and criminality: passages to the social history of British India,” 1-25. In Yang, Crime and Criminality. 

Yaduvansh, Uma. “The Decline of the Role of the Qāḑīs in India–1793-1876.” Studies in Islam 6 (1969), 155-71. [Anglo-Islamic law; Muslims; history of the legal profession]

Yelle, Robert A. The Language of Disenchantment: Protestant Liberalism and Colonial Discourse in British India. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2013. [Anglo-Hindu law; law and religion]

(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. I thank Shatrunjay Mall for his assistance in updating this bibliography in 2019.)

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