• Pub. Primary Sources

    Published Primary Sources

    Overview:

    1. Legislation
    2. Case Digests
    3. Law Reports and Journals

    This list identifies a set of materials that, while often rare, are more accessible than unpublished, archival sources. It covers legislation, case digests, law reports and journals. Each section begins with a short note discussing features and issues specific to the source type. While the list includes most major titles, it is not exhaustive. In many instances, I have provided a date range (see note on dates, below), court, and publication information . However, this information is not available for all of the titles listed. The list is therefore somewhat uneven in its coverage. All titles are in English, unless otherwise indicated. Square brackets indicate editorial additions by cataloguers or me. This list complements my “Research Guide to Case Law.”

    Availability: Many of the titles listed are rare books, with only a handful of known copies in existence. In addition to using current library catalogues to compile this list, I have drawn upon library lists (see “Colonial Law Library” tab) and bibliographies produced during the colonial period itself. As a result, no known copies may exist of certain titles. If you are unable to locate certain titles on Worldcat or the British Library’s integrated catalogue, it is likely that there are no known copies of the book remaining—at least in the western world. Copies may still exist in libraries, private collections, and used bookstores in South Asia, but it will be harder to locate them.

    Dates & editions: Many date ranges on this list come from Barada d’As Bose’s Digest of Indian Law Cases (1912) ); W. Harold Maxwell and C. R. Brown’s A Complete List of British and Colonial Law Reports and Legal Periodicals (orig. pub. 1937); and K. P. Saksena’s Muslim Law as administered in British India (1938). Alternatively, date ranges may reflect the holdings of the Bombay law firm, Wadia Ghandy & Co. circa 1911 (see “Colonial Law Library” tab); or owned by various  libraries in the US, UK or India.  For serials, an open date run (e.g. All India Criminal Reports, 1924-) indicates that the publication continued at least until 1947-8. 1947-8 is the end date for this list because it marks the end of British rule in South Asia. Finally, there may be multiple editions of some of the titles listed. Check Worldcat or the British Library’s integrated catalogue for information on other editions.

    Legislation

    Overview: There are three types of publications in which colonial legislation appeared:

    (i) Yearly state-printed volumes of legislation: In chronological order, these periodicals reproduced the text of every piece of legislation passed by a particular legislature or organ of government, whether at the imperial, all-India, presidency, or local level. For instance, see from the list below India (Governor-General), A Collection of the Acts Passed by the Governor General of India in Council and the Government of India Reforms Office, The Unrepealed Central Acts. At the British Library, see IOR series V/8. An impressive array of these publications are available online through LLMC Digital (by subscription only). For a useful explanation of English statute collections, see this guide.

    (ii) Compilations of legislation published as individual books or sets of books: Major Acts were also reproduced in books intended for reference use by lawyers, judges and colonial administrators. For instance, see from the list below Agarwala’s The Lawyers’ Vade Mecum and Cranenburgh’s New Civil Court Manual.

    (iii) Treatises or textbooks on particular areas of law:These titles usually included the text of relevant major legislation, whether throughout the text (accompanied by commentary and related case law) or as an appendix. The legislation included was often part of the book’s title, for example, J. P. Bhatnagar’s Law and Practice relating to the Opium Act 1878. The list below does not include this type of source. The best way to identify relevant legal treatises or textbooks is to search a catalogue like the British Library’s catalogue, or Worldcat, for the name of the Act or area of law, both of which were often part of the book’s title. For a list of leading treatises in the early twentieth century, see also my “Colonial Law Library” tab.

    Format: In the English legal tradition, “Act” is capitalized both as part of the name of a statute (Madras Panchayats Act), and when not being referred to as part of a proper name (e.g. the Act was controversial). Acts are referred to by their name and date, and initially, with their number and year [e.g. Bengal Indigo Contracts Act (X of 1836)]. Sections and sub-sections of legislation may be referred to thus: Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act 1936, s.32(b)ii.

    Online databases: Although legal websites like Indlaw or Manupatra (by subscription) offer the text of many statutes that were passed during the colonial period, they offer versions of legislation as valid in Indian law today. There have been amendments made to many colonial Acts, while others have been repealed entirely, so beware when using online services as a shortcut: they will not necessarily provide you with colonial legislation in accurate historical form.

    • Acts of the Legislative Councils of India and Bengal: Rules, Bye-laws, Regulations and Notifications relating to the Port of Calcutta, with schedule of port, pilotage…(Calcutta: Bengal Secretariat Press, 1882)
    • Agarwala, B. P. and United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, The United Provinces Local Acts with Bengal Regulations (Allahabad: Ram Narain Lal, 1926)
    • Agarwala, M. L. The Lawyers’ Vade Mecum for Civil Courts in four volumes (Allahabad: Ram Narain Lal, Law Publisher, 1923), 4 volumes, multiple editions
    • Aiyar, K. Jagadisa, Madras (Government), The Madras Acts, [1928-30] (Nungumbakam, Madras: Nathan Press, [1928-34])
    • The Assam Code in three volumes containing the Regulations and Local Acts in force in the Province of Assam: with chronological tables, notes as to scheduled districts, and regulationised tracts and an index (Shillong: Assam Government Press, 1934-6)
    • Assam (Government), A Collection of Acts passed by the Assam Legislative Council (Shillong: Assam Secretariat Press, 1925-)
    • Basu, N. and Bengal (Government), The Case Noted Unrepealed Acts of the Governor-General in Council, 1834-1921 (Calcutta, 1922)
    • Basu, N. D. and Bengal Legislative Council, The Bengal Council Acts, 1862-1925 ([Calcutta: The Legislative Council], 1926)
    • Bengal Council Acts [1875?]
    • Bengal (Government), Acts of the Legislative Councils of India and Bengal: Rules, Bye-laws, Regulations and Notifications, relating to the port of Calcutta (Calcutta: Bengal Secretariat Press, 1882)
    • Bombay (Government), The Acts of the Legislature in force in the Presidency of Bombay (Bombay: Education Society’s Press, [18–?])
    • Bengal (Government), A Collection of the Bengal Acts (Alipore: Government Press, 1935-7)
    • Bengal (Government), Supplement to the Fourth Edition of the Bengal Code: Bengal Acts, 1915 to 1923 (Calcutta: Bengal Secretarian Book Depot, 1924)
    • Bengal (Government), A Collection of the Bengal Acts, Regulations and Ordinances (Alipore: Government Press, 1938-47)
    • Bombay (Government), Acts passed by the Governor of Bombay in Council…(Bombay: Central Government Press, -1922)
    • Bombay (Government), Acts passed by the Local Legislature of the Bombay Presidency (Bombay: Government Central Press, 1922-)
    • Burma Acts (Rangoon: Superintendent, Government Printing, [1898 or 1900]-)
    • Burma (Government), The British Burma Code: Consisting of the Regulations and Local Acts in Force in British Burma (Calcutta: Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, 1877)
    • Burma (Government), The Burma Laws List: A List of Unrepealed Statutes, Acts and Regulations and Rules and Notifications thereunder in force in Burma (Rangoon: Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, 1892) (4th ed.)
    • Burma (Government), A Collection of the Acts passed by the Lieutenant-Governor of Burma in Council in the years… (Rangoon: Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, [1888]-)
    • Burma (Government), Government of Burma Compendium of Governor’s Acts published in India, 1942-45 ([Rangoon]: published under the authority of the Governor of Burma, 1946)
    • Burma (Government), List of Unrepealed Acts and Rules and Notifications thereunder in force in Burma (Rangoon: Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, 1889) (3rd ed.)
    • Central Provinces and Berar (Government), The Acts passed by the Legislative Council of the Governor of the Central Provinces (Nagpur: Government Press, [no date])
    • Chand, Shamair, Punjab and North-West Frontier Province (Governments), Punjab Acts, Civil, Criminal and Revenue: with exhaustive notes, rules, notifications and up-to-date Case Law (Lahore: H. D. Suri and A. M. Suri at the Punjab Law Reporter Office, 1935)
    • Clark, Richard, Regulations and Acts in Force within the Madras Presidency, 1802-1847 (London, 1848)
    • A Collection of the Acts passed by the Bengal Legislative Council (Alipore: Government Press, 1921-34)
    • A Collection of Bengal Acts and Bengal Regulations: of the year [1937?] (Calcutta: Government, 1938)
    • Cranenburgh, D. E. Unrepealed Acts of the Bengal Council (from 1862 to 1899) as amended to date, and annotated with Rulings of the High Court, Calcutta (Calcutta: E. Webster, 1900)
    • Cranenburgh, D. E., The New Civil Court Manual, being edition of 1908, as amended up to date, in three volumes (Calcutta: The Cranenburgh “Law Publishing Press,” 1913), 3 volumes, multiple editions
    • Cranenburgh, D. E. and India (Government), The Unrepealed Acts of the Governor-General in Council, 1834-1915 (Calcutta, 1916), multiple editions
    • Great Britain (Government of), The Law Reports. The Public General Statutes (London: Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales, 1866-1925), 1866-1924 (Mylapore, Madras: Madraw Law Journal Office, 1929-39)
    • Hari Rao, P., The Bombay Acts (Civil, Criminal and Revenue 1827-1923): being a complete collection of all the important Acts applicable to the Bombay Presidency (Bombay: N. M. Tripathi, 1924).
    • Hari Rao, P., S. S. Vijayaragha Vachariar, and India (Government), The Civil Court Manual (Annotated), Imperial Acts, thoroughly re-written and brought up to date (Madras: Law Printing House, 1936-7)
    • Hari Rao, P., Punjab Acts: Civil, Criminal and Revenue, 1798-1924: being a collection of all the important local Acts of the Punjab, the North-West Frontier Province and Delhi, with legislative changes and case-law up-to-date (Madras: Law Printing House, 1925)
    • The India Acts and the Madras Acts
    • India (Government), The Bombay Code: consisting of the unrepealed Bombay Regulations, Acts of the Supreme Council relating solely to Bombay and Acts of the Governor of Bombay in Council, with chronological table (Calcutta: Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, 1880)
    • India (Government), The Unrepealed Central Acts with Chronological Table and Index (Delhi: Manager of Publications, 1938), 9 volumes covering 1834-1937; then 1938-
    • India (Government), A Collection of the Acts passed by the Governor General of India in Council (Calcutta: printed by the Superintendant of Government Printing, India, 1895-1941) annual volume published for every year, 1895-1941.
    • Jamiyatram, Nanabhai, C. H. Setalvad, and Bombay (Government), Bombay Acts and Regulations (Bombay: Ripon Printing Press, 1894-5), 3 vols
    • Khandekar, D. G. and Bombay (Government), Manual of Bombay Acts and Regulations (Civil, Criminal and Revenue)…from 1827 to 1936, in force in the Bombay Presidency including Sind… (Poona: D. G. Khandekar, 1936) (earlier edition published in 1906 at the Law Printing Press, Poona)
    • Khandekar, D. G. and Bombay (Government), The Bombay Acts and Regulations (Civil, Criminal and Revenue) in two volumes, being an encyclopedia of Bombay statutes from 1827 to June 1941, containing all unrepealed (1) Bombay regulations; (2) Bombay Acts (excluding thos applicable to the city of Bombay); (3) Local Acts of the Central Legislature in force in the province of Bombay; and (4) Bombay Acts amending Central Acts in their application to the province of Bombay. Arranged in alphabetical order with all amendments and exhaustive annotations. Corrected up to 1st June 1941 (Poona: [D. G. Khandekar], 1941-2), 6th ed.
    • Khulasa Nazayara Samvata 1987 Laghayata Samvata 1991 (Gvaliyara: Alijaha Darabara Presa, 1935) (compilation of laws and regulations from the princely state of Gwalior; in Urdu in Devanagari script [Hindustani])
    • Khulasa Nazari (Fatehgarh), covering 1876 [in Urdu, possibly in Devanagari script; this title may be the same as entry immediately preceding]
    • Madras (Government), Acts and Charter constituting the High Court at Madras (Madras, 1862)
    • Madras (Government), Acts passed by the Local Legislature of Madras (Madras: Government Press, 1921-36)
    • Madras (Government), Acts passed by the Madras Legislature (Madras: Government Press, 1937-)
    • Madras (Government), The Fort St. George Gazette…Part IV-B. Madras Acts (Madras, 1944-)
    • Madras (Government), The Madras Code: consisting of the unrepealed regulations of the Governor of Fort St. George in Council, the unrepealed local Acts of the Governor-General in Council and of the Indian Legislature and the Regulations under the Government of India Act, 1870 (Madras: Superintendent, Government Press, 1936) (earlier editions published in 1876 and 1902)
    • Morison, John, G. R. Ridge, Central Provinces (Government), and Indian Legislative Department, The Central Provinces Code, consisting of the Bengal regulations and the Local Acts of the Governor General in Council, in force in the Central Provinces; with an appendix containing a list of the Acts which have been applied to the scheduled districts of the Central Provinces by notification under the Scheduled Districts Act, 1874; and an index (Calcutta: Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, 1905)
    • Nanabhai, J., C.H. Setalvad and Bombay (Government), Bombay Acts and Regulations (Bombay: Ripon Printing Press, 1894-5)
    • Ormond, E. C., Robert Belchambers, J. H. Hechle, Maurice Remfry, and Bengal, High Court of Judicature, The Rules of the High Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal (1914) on the Original Side with the Relevant Charters and Acts (Bombay: Butterworth and Co., 1940) (4th ed.)
    • Prem, Daulat Ram, The Annotated All India and Bombay Acts with Rules, 1818-1934 (Ferozepore City: Arora Law House, 1934)
    • Sanjiva Row, T. V., Lawyer’s Companion Office, Sanjiva Row’s All India Civil Court Manual. Local Acts—Bengal (Madras, 1912)
    • Sanjiva Row, T. V. and Central Provinces and Berar (Government), Sanjiva Row’s All India Civil Court Manual; by the Lawyer’s Companion Office. Local Acts—Central Provinces (Madras, 1915)
    • Sen, P. Criminal Court Handbook: being an annotated edition of all Acts which are referred to in Criminal Courts (Calcutta, 1921)
    • Sircar, B. L., Index to Imperial and Bengal Acts and to their Statements of Objects and Reasons (Calcutta: [B. L. Sircar], 1912)
    • Theobald, W. and  Imperial Legislative Council of India, Acts of the Legislative Council of India of 1867…in continuation of Acts from 1834 to the present time (Calcutta: Thacker, Spink and Co., 1868)
    • Venkataraman, S. and Bengal (Government), The Bengal Acts (brought up to 1st January 1939, with case law) (Mylapore, Madras: The Madras Law Journal Office, 1939)
    • West, Raymond and Bombay (Government), The Acts and Regulations in Force in the Presidency of Bombay (Bombay, 1867-)
    • Wigley, Frederic George and Bengal (Government), The Bengal Code: containing the regulations, ordinances and locatl Acts in force in the Presidency of Fort William in Bengal; with tables and lists, notes as to scheduled districts and de-regulationised tracts, and notifications declaring enactments in force in, or extending enactments to such districts and tracts, and a full index (Calcutta: Bengal Secretariat Book Depot, 1913-15)

    Case Digests

    Overview: Digests of case law contain potted summaries of leading cases over a particular time period in one or several jurisdictions. Unlike law reports, which are organized by jurisdiction and year, these summaries are organized by topic alphabetically (e.g. Co-widows, Probate). The asterix (*) indicates digests that cover exclusively cases that were appealed to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) in London. Privy Council cases are included in many other law report series below (i.e. all of the Indian Law Report series). However, only JCPC cases coming from a particular jurisdiction will be included in a law report series covering that jurisdiction alone (i.e. only JCPC cases from Bombay presidency will be reported in the ILR Bom law reports). If you want to find Privy Council cases from across South Asia, or even the British Empire, use the sources marked with a *. On linking case digests to law reports, and law reports to unpublished records like case papers and judgment notebooks, see my “Research Guide to Case Law.”

    • Aiyar, A. S. Srinivasa, The All-India Law Digest (1921-1930), and Century Referencer (1821-1930) (Civil, Criminal and Revenue) (Mylapore, Madras: Law Publishing Co., 1931)
    • Aiyar, K. J. The All India Criminal Digest, 1941-50 (Allahabad: Law Book Co., [1953])
    • Aiyar, S. K. The All India Criminal Digest, 1904-1940 (Lahore: Law Book Depot, 1941), 3 vols.
    • *Annaji Rao, K. N. The Privy Council Referencer, 1811-1934: being a digest of cases determined by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (Calcutta: Law Book Co., 1935)
    • Bengal (Government), Digest of Indian Law Reports: Calcutta series, volumes I-XVII, from 1876-1890, with a comparative table and an index of names, Acts, and contents (Amritsar: B. Narain Singh, 1892)
    • Branson, R.M.A. Digest of Cases Reported in the Bombay High Court Reports Vols.I-XII and the Indian Law Reports, Bombay Series, Vols. I and II (Bombay: Times of India Steam Press, 1879), 2 vols, multiple edition
    • Chitaley, D. V. and N. Ramaratnam, The Fifty Years’ Digest, 1901-1950 (civil, criminal and revenue) (Madras: T. B. Ghushey for Digest Publications, [1952]
    • Cowell, Herbert, The Indian Digest: a complete index to the reported cases of the High Courts established in India (Calcutta: Thacker, Spink & Co., 1873), multiple editions (some edited with J. V. Woodman
    • *Cowell, Herbert, The Law Reports: Digest of Cases decided in the Privy Council and reported in Indian Appeals 20 vols, 1874-93
    • *Cowell, Herbert, Great Britain (Government), and Privy Council, Digest of Cases decided in the Privy Council and reported in Indian Appeals, Vols. I-XX (1874-1893) and in supplemental volumes (1872-3) (London: W. Clowes, 1894
    • Cranenburgh, D. E., Digest of Civil Cases reported in the Indian Law Reports, 1876-85 (Calcutta, 1886)
    • Cranenburgh, D. E., General Digest of Criminal Rulings, being a Compendium of all Criminal Rulings of the Several High Courts in India, from 1862 to 1899 (Calcutta, 1901)
    • Cranenburgh, D. E., General Digest of Rulings on the Hindu Law reported in the various Law Reports, 1862-94 (Calcutta, 1895)
    • Cranenburgh, D. E., A Handbook of Criminal Cases containing a verbatim reprint of all criminal cases reported in vols. I to XVI, Calcutta series, Indian Law Reports (1876-1889), with a complete digest (Calcutta: Cranenburgh Law Publishing Press, 1890), multiple editions
    • Cranenburgh, D. E. and India (Government), A Digest of the cases reported in the Bengal Law Reports, vols. I to XV (1868-1875), and in the supplemental volume of full bench rulings, with an index of the names of the cases (Calcutta: D. E. Cranenbrugh, 1886)
    • Cranenburgh, D. E. and Madras (Government), A Handbook of Criminal Cases reprinted verbatim from the Madras High Court reports, Vols. I to VIII (1862-1875), with a complete digest (Calcutta: D. E. Cranenburgh, 1889)
    • Cranenburgh, D. E. and Madras (Government), Handbook of Criminal Cases reprinted verbatim from the Madras Series of the Indian Law Reports, vol.1-12, with a complete digest (Calcutta, 1890)
    • Cranenburgh, D. E. and North-Western Provinces (Government), A Handbook of Criminal Cases reprinted verbatim from the N.-W.P. High Court reports, vols. I to VII (1869-75): with a complete digest (Calcutta: United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, 1889)
    • Cranenburgh, D. E. and North-Western Provinces (Government), A Handbook of Criminal Cases reprinted verbatim from the Allahabad series of the Indian Law Reports, vols. I to XI (1875-1889), with a complete digest (Calcutta: D. E. Cranenburgh, 1892)
    • * d’As Bose and India (Government), A Digest of Indian Law Cases 1836-1909; and Privy Council reports of appeals from India, 1836-1909 (Calcutta: Superintendent Government Print., 1912-13)
    • Desai, B. R.  and M. D. Desai, All India Consolidated Civil Digest, 1811-1934 (Baroda: Desai, 1934-6), multiple editions
    • Desai, B. R., M. D. Desai, and India (Government), Desai’s All India Consolidated Criminal Digest, 1811-1934 (Baroda: M. D. Desai, 1935), multiple editions
    • Desai, Jivanlal and Manilal H. Vakil, Digest of Printed but Unreported Judgments and Criminal Rulings of High Court of Bombay, 1891-95 (Bombay, 1897)
    • The Digest, 5 vols, covering 1901-6, Lahore
    • Digest of Criminal Cases; reported in the four series of the Indian Law Reports for the years 1900-12 and all cases from the years 1831-61 (Calcutta, 1914)
    • Digest of Indian Law Reports Madras series, volume I to XIX, from 1876-1896, with a comparative table and an index of names Acts and contents (Amritsar: National Press, 1896)
    • Digest of Unreported Judgments and Criminal Rulings of the High Court of Bombay, 1891-5 (Bombay, 1897)
    • Ganeshji, D. and B. M. Buch, Fifteen Years’ Digest of Western India States Agency Law Reports: civil, criminal, giras, and political cases, 1926-1940 (Limbdi, Kathiawar: Jashvantsinh Printing Press, 1940)
    • Halkar, S. S. Digest of Civil Rulings of Burma, including cases reported in 14 volumes of Burma Law Reports, 1895-1908, 10 volumes of Burma Law Times, 1907-17, 42 volumes of Indian Cases (Burma Civil Rulings), Selected Judgments, Lower Burma, 1872-98…(with an appendix of Supplementary head notes and an index of important Burma Civil Cases judicially noticed) (no publisher: 1918)
    • *Halkar, S. S. Digest of the Privy Council Rulings on appeal from the High Courts of Calcutta, Bombay, Madras, and Allahabad, the Chief Courts of the Punjab and Lower Burma, the Courts of the Judicial Commissioner of the Central Provinces, Oudh, etc. 1811-1913 (Rangoon: Myles Standish and Samuel Presses, 1913)
    • *Hari Rao, P., A Digest of Privy Council Rulings: 1913-1925 (Madras: Law Printing House, 1926) (companion volume to Sanjiva Row’s Digest of Privy Council Rulings, 3rd ed.)
    • Hari Rao, P. and India (Government), The All India Digest (Criminal: 1911-1923), with a supplement of cases to the end of June 1924 (Madras: Law Printing House, 1924)
    • Hume, J. T. and India (Government), Indian Criminal Digest, containing all the important criminal rulings of the various High Courts in India since 1862 (Calcutta: Methodist Publishing House, 1886)
    • India (Government), The All India Criminal Digest. Septennial, 1924-1930 (Nungambakam, Madras: Nathan Press, [1931])
    • Kanapathipillai, T., A Digest of Ceylon Cases, and some leading cases from All England, Law Times, All India and South African Reports, reported between 1940-20th Dec. 1943 (Colombo: Colombo Printing Works, [1944])
    • *Khaliq, M. A. The Privy Council Referencer, 1930-1950, containing an easy-to-refer[-to] and easy-to-digest reference of all Privy Council rulings reported during years 1930-1950, with comparative citations (Lahore: Lahore Law Publishing House, [1972])
    • Lawyer’s Reference; being a historical survey of the Indian Case Law (Civil) (Section IX: Madras Law Journal) (Madras, 1910) (compiled at the “Lawyer’s Companion” Office, Trichonopoly; published by T. A. V. Row)
    • *Mitra, A.-C. A Digest of the Indian Law Reports, Calcutta series, vols. 1 to 9. Being a complete index to cases determined by the Calcutta High Court, and by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, from 1876 to 1883 (Monghyr: the author, 1884)
    • *Morley, William H., An Analytical Digest of all the Reported Cases decided in the Supreme Courts of Judicature in India, in the Courts of the Hon. East-India Co., and on appeal from India, by her Majesty in Council; with illustrative and explanatory notes. New Series. Vol.1: Containing the cases to the end of the year 1850 (London: Allen, 1852), available on Google Books
    • Nanabhai, J., C. H. Setalvad, and Bombay (Government),  Digest of the Unreported Printed Judgments and Criminal Rulings of the High Court of Bombay from 1885 to 1890 (Bombay: Times of India Steam Press, 1891)
    • *Nazir-ud-Din, Mohammad, The Privy Council and Federal Court Referencer, 1930-1950 (Lucknow: Eastern Book Co., 1951)
    • Punjab Record: Criminal Rulings [Digests of Reports] (Lahore, 1906) (ed. by Rattigan and Turner
    • Ranchhoddas, Ratanlal, The Bombay Law Reporter: Forty Years’ Digest: volumes I to XL, 1899-1938 (Bombay: Bombay Law Reporter, 1939), multiple editions
    • Rattigan, W. H., A Digest of Civil Law for the Punjab…carefully revised and annotated up to January 1901, and incorporating Act XIII of 1900, and Punjab Acts I of 1899 and I of 1900 (London: Wildy and Sons, 1901)
    • Row, T. A. Venkasawmy, The Current Index of Indian Cases, 1910 (Madras: Law Printing House, 1910) (compiled at the Lawyer’s Companion Office, Trichonopoly)
    • *Sanjiva Row, T. V., Sanjiva Row’s Digest of Privy Council Rulings, with notes of cases revised and brought down to 1912: together with a supplement to the end of 1915 (Madras, 1913-16), multiple editions
    • Sanjiva Row, T. V., Pinayur Ramanatha Aiyar, P. Hari Rao, and India-Courts, The All India Digest, Section II. Civil, 1811-1911 (Madras: T. A. V. Row and T. S. K. Row, 1912-14)
    • Sathe, G. B., Bombay (Government), and Bombay High Court, Digest of Printed Judgments: both reported and unreported, from 1891 to 1897 July, and of criminal rulings from 1890 July to 1897 September, of the High Court of Bombay (Bombay: Tatva-Vivechaka and the Education Society’s Press, 1898)
    • Subba Rao, M. Cuttack Law Times: Twenty-six Years’ Digest (Cuttack, Orissa, 1964)
    • *Talbot, A. M. Digest of Cases decided in the Privy Council and reported in Indian Appeals (London: The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting, 1924), covers 1874-1923
    • *Woodman, J. V., Great Britain (Government), and Privy Council, Digest of Indian Law Cases: containing High Court reports, and Privy Council reports of appeals from India (Calcutta, 1907), covering 1836-1900; with supplements by F. G. Wigley, C. E. Grey, and B. D. Bose (1904-8), and Stanley Webb-Johnson (1910-21), multiple editions

    Law Reports and Journals

    Overview: Law reports are volumes of published judgments, organized first by jurisdiction (typically, by presidency or province), and then by year. Although some law journals contained only articles, most included a mixture of reported case law and articles. I have grouped these two types of sources together because of this common overlap. For the titles of articles in many law journals, see my “Colonial Law Journals” tab. On using case digests as a way of finding relevant case law in the law reports, see my “Research Guide to Case Law.” For a list of standard abbreviations used when citing colonial case law, see “Citation Abbreviations” tab.

    General availability: In part, this section draws upon W. Harold Maxwell and C. R. Brown’s British Colonial Law Reports and Legal Periodicals (orig. pub. 1937). The Maxwell and Brown list of South Asian legal periodicals includes many rare and obscure titles. In some cases, no known copies exist today. In others (noted below), titles may have been listed in a prospectus, but may not ultimately have been produced. After 1875, the most common and best established law report series were: (1) the Indian Law Reports (the official law reports; see my “Research Guide to Case Law”); (2) the All India Reports; and (3) Indian Cases (“the best unofficial series,” according to Maxwell and Brown). For the pre-1876 period, Moore’s Indian Appeals and the Indian Decisions, along with various forms of the Sudder Diwani Adawlut Reports and High Court Reports are generally the easiest to find.

    Electronic availability: At present, very few of these sources are available electronically, but the situation is changing. Heinonline and LLMC Digital are making some of these sources available online (by subscription only). Other sources like Google Books and the Sri Lankan government’s LawNet website make selected colonial South Asian law reports available for free.

    Spelling: South Asian words were transliterated into the Latin alphabet in a variety of ways, especially in the early colonial period. In particular, the civil court known as the Sudder Dewanny Adawlut was occasionally spelled Sadr Dewani Adalat or Sudder Dewanee Adalut. The criminal court known as the Sudder Foujdaree Adawlut was also spelled Sudder Foujdaree Udalut or Sadr Faujdari Adalat. Try multiple spellings when searching catalogues like Worldcat for serials with these names in their titles

    • Advocates’ Chronicle, covering 1932 (Maxwell and Brown: one part only)
    • Agra High Court Reports, 3 vols covering 1866-8 (North-Western Provinces High Court, Agra)
    • Agra High Court Reports, Full Bench Volume, one vol, covering 1866-8 (North-Western Provinces High Court, Agra)
    • Aiyar, Company Cases, 5 vols, covering 1931-5
    • Aiyar, Cuddalore Ramachandra, Collection of the Decisions of the High Courts and the Privy Council on the Hindu Law of Adoption, Alienation, Debt, Liability of Ancestral Estate, and Maintenance. Up to March, 1891 [or: Cases on Adoption] (Madras: Scottish Press, 1891), one vol. (High Courts; Privy Council)
    • Aiyar, Cuddalore Ramachandra, Collection of the Decisions of the High Courts and the Privy council on the Hindu Law of Marriage and the Effect of Apostasy after Marriage, up to March 1891: with an introduction treating of the Pancha Dravida Brahmins and the sub-divisions of each section in the Madras Presidency [or: Cases on Hindu Marriage Law] (Madras: V. K. Iyer, 1891), one vol. (High Courts; Privy Council)
    • Aiyar, Cuddalore Ramachandra, Collection of the Decisions of the High Courts and the Privy Council on the Law of Succession, Maintenance etc. applicable to Dancing Girls and their Issues, Prostitutes not belonging to Dancing Girls’ Community, Illegitimate Sons and Bastards and Illatom Affiliation, up to December 1891 [or: Cases on Dancing Girls] (Madras: V. K. Iyer, 1892), one vol. (High Courts; Privy Council)
    • Aiyer, Leading Privy Council Cases on Hindu Law, 8 vols consolidated in one, 1911(Privy Council) (Maxwell and Brown: “in course of publication”)
    • Ajmer-Merwara Law Journal, 9 vols,  covering 1927-35 (Maxwell and Brown: contains the judgments of the Judicial Commissioner)
    • All India Criminal Law Times (Brown and Maxwell: “current in 1923”)
    • All India Criminal Reports, 1924-
    • All India Reporter, Old Series, 54 vols, covering 1914-20; New Series, 120+ vols, 1921-. Separate volumes for: Allahabad, Bombay, Calcutta, Criminal Cases, Journal section, Lahore, Lower Burma, Madras, Nagpur, Oudh, Patna, Peshawar, Privy Council, Privy Council, Rangoon, Sind
    • Allahabad Law Journal, 45 vols, covering 1904-
    • Annotated Law Reporter, 1932-5
    • Ballasingham’s [Reports]
    • Banerjee, T.K., Great Britain (Government), and Privy Council , Privy Council Judgments on Indian Cases Prior to 1836 (Kolkata: R. Cambray & Co., 2009)
    • Baroda Law Reports, 45 vols,  [1891?-1948?] (includes journal section; Maxwell and Brown: partly in vernacular [i.e. Gujarati])
    • Bellasis, Augustus F., Bombay (Government) and Sudder Foujdaree Adawlut, Reports of Criminal Cases determined in the Court of Sudder Foujdaree Adawlut, Bombay (Bombay: Government Press, 1849) (Sudder Foujdaree Adawlut in Bombay)
    • Bengal Law Reports, 15 vols. covering 1868-75 (Calcutta High Court and Privy Council)
    • Bengal Law Reports, supplemental volume of Full Bench rulings, 1 vol. covering 1862-8 (Calcutta High Court, full bench rulings)
    • Bignell, Reports of Cases argued and determined in the Supreme Court of Judicature, at Fort William in Bengal: commencing from the fourth term of 1830, one vol., covering 1830-1(Calcutta Supreme Court) (Maxwell and Brown: part 1 only)
    • Bombay (Government), High Court Judgments, Appellate Side, Bombay. 1872-1900 (Bombay High Court)
    • Bombay (Government), Selected Decisions of the Sudder Dewanee Adawlut of Bombay (Bombay: Bombay Education Society’s Press, 1855-) (Sudder Dewanny Adawlut in Bombay)
    • Bombay-High Court of Judicature, Unreported Printed Judgments of the Bombay High Court (Rajkot: N. N. Ganatra, 1911-14), 9 vols, covering 1868-98 (Bombay High Court)
    • Bombay and India (Governments), Reports of Civil Causes, Sudder Adawlut, Bombay, 1800-24 (Bombay, 1862-3) (Sudder Dewanny Adawlut in Bombay)
    • Bombay High Court: High Court Judgments, Appellate Side, Bombay [judgments for 1885 to 1892] (Bombay High Court)
    • Bombay High Court Reports, 12 vols covering 1862-75 (Bombay High Court)
    • Bombay Law Journal Bombay, 1936- (Bombay HIgh Court; Privy Council?)
    • Bombay Law Reporter, 49 vols, covering 1899-1947 (includes journal section; Bombay Small Causes Court reports included in vols.3-4) (Bombay High Court; Privy Council?)
    • Borradaile, Harry, Bombay (Government), and Sudder Dewanny Adawlut, Reports of Civil Causes adjudged by the Court of Sudder Adawlut, for the Presidency of Bombay, between the years AD 1800 and AD 1824: divided into two parts, the cases in the first being selected from the decisions of the court in Bombay, before its removal to Surat, on the 1st January 1821, the cases in the second from the decisions at Surat up to the 31st May 1824 (Bombay: Education Society’s Press, Byculla, [1862]-3), 2 vols (Sudder Dewanny Adawlut in Bombay)
    • Boulnois, Reports of Cases decided in the Supreme Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal, 2 vols, covering [1855]-9 (Calcutta Supreme Court)
    • Bourke’s Reports, 1 vol. covering 1865 (Calcutta High Court, Original Side)
    • Broughton, Cases on Civil Procedure, 2 vols, covering 1884-6
    • British Index Nazir Sanagraha (Barrisaul) [Anglo-vernacular?]
    • Burma Law Journal, 6 vols, covering 1922-7
    • Burma Law Reports, 14 vols, covering 1895-1908
    • Burma Law Times Bijapurkar, ed., covering 1907-21
    • Calcutta Law Journal, 82 vols, covering 1905-47
    • Calcutta Law Reports, 13 volumes covering 1877-84 (Calcutta High Court, Privy Council)
    • Calcutta Weekly Notes, 1896- (Calcutta High Court, Privy Council)
    • Carrau, Summary Cases in Presidency Sudder Court (pub.1853), one vol., covering 1834-52 (Sudder Dewanny Adawlut) (Maxwell and Brown: earlier editions were published anonymously in 1841 and 1849) (Sudder Dewanny Adawlut in Calcutta)
    • Central Provinces-Court of the Judicial Commissioner, The Central Provinces Law Reports: containing cases decided by the Judicial Commissioner, Central Provinces (Harda, Central Provinces: Nyaya Sudha Press, 1887-1904) (Court of the Judicial Commissioner, Central Provinces)
    • Ceylon Law Journal, embodying reports of cases decided by the Supreme Court of Ceylon, the Court of Criminal Appeal and the Privy Council (Colombo, [1936-47]) (earlier series pub. in 1892, “issued monthly with the Supreme Court Reports) (Supreme Court of Ceylon,; Court of Criminal Appeal,;Privy Council)
    • Citator and Indian Law Journal, 19 vols, covering 1908-14; title changed to Indian Law Journal as of Vol.16, No.2 (1913)
    • Civil and Criminal Law Notes, one vol., covering 1906-7; continuation of Legal Companion
    • Civil and Criminal Law Series, 1924 (Maxwell and Brown: “with supplements of textbooks”)
    • Clarke, Practice Cases (or: Rules and Orders of the Supreme Court of Judicature at For William promulgated during 1831 and 1832, to which are added Notes of Decisions of the Court on Points of Practice, and an analytical digested index of the cases reported in the present and two former editions) (pub. 1829-34), 3 vols,  covering 1821-34 (Maxwell and Brown: it seems that the 1834 edition did not reprint the cases in the earlier editions. “Apparently by ‘two former editions’ is meant an Appendix to the first edition, and the first edition itself, both of which were published in 1829.”) (Calcutta Supreme Court)
    • Coglan, Hindu Law Cases, 1876, one vol.
    • Collection of Hindu Law Texts. A Quarterly magazine containing original texts and English translation. Ed. J. R. Gharpure…M. R. Jayakar…P.B. Shinge. Bombay. 1909-30
    • Contemporary Law Review, 5 vols, 1912-16 (Maxwell and Brown: vol.5 has parts 1 and 2 only)
    • Coryton’s Reports, 1 vol, covering 1862-3 (Calcutta High Court, original side)
    • Cranenburgh, Criminal Cases reprinted from the Indian Law Reports, 5 vols,  1876-99
    • Cranenburgh’s Current Cases (Civil and Criminal), 1911-
    • Criminal Cases (Magpur, Central Provinces: G. B. Joshi), 1929- (includes journal section; covers all superior courts of India and Burma; Privy Council)
    • Criminal Law Journal of India, 1904-
    • Criminal Law Replenisher, 4 vols,  1907-10
    • Criminal Law Reporter, 12 vols. (no issues in 1913; only two in 1914), covering 1911-23
    • Criminal Law Review, 10 vols,  covering 1913-18
    • Criminal Lawyer, 3 vols,  covering 1928-30 (Maxwell and Brown: vol.3 has parts 1-6 only)
    • Current Indian Cases, 10 vols (8 civil; 2 criminal for 1914-15), covering 1912-15
    • Customary Law Reports. 27 volumes, 1892-1942 [for Punjab only]
    • Dave, Baldeva Ram and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, Privy Council Judgments in cases heard and determined on appeal from India: which are not reported in the Indian Law Reports, 1876-1897 (Allahabad: Indina Press, 1897), 8 vols, covering 1876-97 (Privy Council)
    • Desai, Criminal Cases reprinted from the Indian Law Reports, 5 vols,  1900-11 (superior courts in British India; Privy Council)
    • East, Notes of Cases (in vol.2 of Morley’s Digest), covering 1785-1821 (Calcutta Supreme Court)
    • English Reports: Privy Council (Privy Council):
      • vol.12: Acton, vols 1-2; Knapp, vols 1-3; Moore, PC, vols 1-2
      • vol.13: Moore, PC, vols 3-7
      • vol.14: Moore, PC, vols 8-12
      • vol.15: Moore, PC, vols 13-15; NS, 1-2
      • vol.16: Moore, PC, NS, vols 3-6
      • vol.17: Moore, PC, NS, vols 7-9
      • vol.18: Moore’s Indian Appeals, vols.1-5
      • vol.19: Moore’s Indian Appeals, vols 6-10
      • vol.20: Moore’s Indian Appeals, vols 11-14
    • Frere, William E., A. Spens, R. T. Webb, William H. Harrison, Bombay (Government) and Sudder Dewanny Adawlut, Reports of Selected Cases (1820-40) decided by the Sudder Dewanee Adawlut, Bombay (Bombay, 1843) (Sudder Dewanny Adawlut in Bombay)
    • Fulton, Cases in the Supreme Court (or: Calcutta Term Reports) (Calcutta: P. S. D’Rozario, 1845), one vol., covering 1842-4 (Maxwell and Brown: reprinted in 1905) (Calcutta Supreme Court)
    • Ganatra, Criminal Cases reprinted from the Indian Law Reports, 5 vols,  1912-27 (superior courts in British India; Privy Council)
    • Ganeshji, Dayaram and Chief Court of the Western Indian States, The Western Indian States Agency Law Reports. New Vol.I-Old Vol.XXXIV: 1926, containing the decisions of the original and appellate cases of the Chief Court of Civil and Criminal Justice in the states of Western India Agency and the decisions of the political and giras cases etc. (Limdi, Kathiawar: Jashvantsinh Printing Press, [1927?-]), continuation of the Kathiawar Law Reports (Chief Court of the Western Indian States)
    • Gasper, [Reports?], one vol, covering 1850-60 (Maxwell and Brown: two parts only) (Small Causes Court, [Calcutta?])
    • Goodeve, L. A., J. V. Woodman, India (Government), High Court Appellate Side (Calcutta),  Full Bench Rulings of the High Court at Fort William, from its institution in 1862 to the commencement of the Bengal Law Reports (Calcutta: printed for the Bengal Council of Law Reporting by Thacker, Spink & Co., 1874) (Calcutta High Court, appellate side)
    • Hammond, E. L. L., Election Cases, India and Burma, 1920-35 (Calcutta: Butterworth, [1936]), covering 1920-35
    • Hari Rao, P. and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, The Indian Income Tax Decisions 1919-1925: being a complete collection of all the judgments of the several High Courts in India and of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, relating to Income Tax, Super Tax and Excess Profits Duty reported both in the Government and Private Reports (Madras: Law Printing House, 1926), one vol.., 1919-25 (superior courts in British India; Privy Council)
    • Hari Rao, P. and India (Government), High Court Decisions of Indian Railway Cases, 1928 (Mount Road, Madras, 1932), one vol. (superior courts in British India)
    • Harrington, E., Bombay (Government), Sudder Foujdaree Adawlut, Cases Disposed of by the Sudder Foujdaree Adawlut of Bombay (Bombay: Education Society’s Press, Byculla, 1861-2) (Sudder Foujdaree Adawlut in Bombay)
    • Hart, W. E. ed. Reports of Cases Decided in the High Court of Bombay (Rajkot, reprint, 1907) (Bombay High Court)
    • Hay’s Reports, 2 vols, covering 1862-3 (Calcutta High Court, Appellate Side)
    • Hindu Law Journal, 7 vols, covering 1919-25 (Maxwell and Brown: vol.7 has parts 1-11 only)
    • Hindu Law Quarterly, 4 vols, covering 1930-4
    • Hyde, Notes of Cases, one vol., covering 1791-1816 (Calcutta Supreme Court) (Maxwell and Brown: these notes were used by Smoult and Morton, but “it seems probable that they were never published as a whole, as no copy is known to exist”)
    • Hyde’s Reports, 2 vols, covering 1863-4 (Calcutta High Court, Original Side)
    • Illustrated Legal News, covering 1935 (Maxwell and Brown: 1 part)Income Tax Law Journal, 3 vols. (starts with vol.7), covering 1933-5
    • Income Tax Reports, 3 vols,  covering 1933-5
    • Indian Appeals (pub.1910), 8 vols. consolidated in one, covering 1811-36 (Privy Council)Indian Appeals decided by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (Madras, pub. 1878), 8 vols consolidated in one, covering 1872-3 (Privy Council) (Maxwell and Brown: a verbatim reprint of cases prior to Moore)Indian Cases, 230 vols, covering 1909-47 (all superior Indian Courts, Privy Council)
    • Indian Case Notes, containing the full summary of all the reported cases of the Calcutta Weekly Notes, Calcutta Law Journal, Indian Law Reports Calcutta series, and the important cases of Bombay, Madras and Allahabad series (Calcutta: Manindra Nath Mittra and Brothers), 1910- (superior courts in British India; Privy Council)
    • Indian Criminal Reports, containing judgments of all reportable criminal cases decided by the Privy Council, the High Courts of Allahabad, Bombay, Calcutta, Lahore, Madras, Patna and Rangoon, the Chief Court of Oudh and the Judicial Commissioners’ Courts of Nagpur, Peshawar and Sind, 1933-4 (Triplicane, no date), 2 vols, covering 1933-34 (superior courts in British India; Privy Council)
    • Indian Criminal Rulings, 5 vols, covering 1932-35
    • Indian Decisions (Old Series), 1774-; and (New Series), 1876-: these series reprint other law reports; mostly from Bengal:
    • vol.1: Sup. Ct Reports Bengal includes: Morton, Bignell, Montriou, Fulton, Morton (cases omitted by Montriou, 2nd ed.). [1774]-1844
    • vol.2: George Taylor’s Reports, Taylor and Bell’s, Small Cause Court Cases determined by S. Ct of Calcutta reprinted by Gasper. 1847-1859
    • vol.3: Boulnois (I and II), Gasper’s Commercial in Supreme Court and Small Causes Court, Calcutta; Sir Edward Hyde East’s Notes of Cases, 1791-1860
    • vol.4: Supreme Court Reports Bombay: Perry’s Oriental Cases and Perry’s Notes of Cases (no dates given)
    • vol.5: S. Ct. Reports Madras: Sir Thomas Strange’s Notes of Cases. 1798-1816.
    • vol.6: Sudder Dewanny Adawlut (hereafter SDA) Reports Bengal. Selected Reports by Macnaghten, 3 vols, 1791-1824
    • vol.7: Selected Reports by Macnaghten, vol.4 (1825-9), by J.C.C. Sutherland, vol.5 (1830-4), vol.6 (1835-40).
    • vol.8: Select Reports, 1841-8; SDA Reports, vol.1, 1845.
    • vol.9: SDA Bengal: SDA Reports, vol.2-3, 1846-7.
    • vol.10: SDA Reports, vol.4-5, 1848-9.
    • vol.11: SDA Reports, vol.6-7, 1850-1.
    • vol.12: SDA Reports, vol.8, 1852, by Macnaghten.
    • vol.13: SDA Reports, vol.9-10 (1853-4).
    • vol.14: SDA Reports, Vol.11-12, Part 1.
    • vol.15: SDA Reports, vol.12, Pt 2, and vol.13, Pt 1 (1855-6).
    • vol.16: SDA Reports, vol.13, Pt 2 (1857).
    • vol.17: SDA Reports, vol.14, Pt 1 (1858)
    • Indian High Court Reports, 25 volumes, covering 1901-13 (superior courts in British India)
    • Indian Judgments, 2 vols,  covering 1929-30; parts 1-3 issued under title, Indian Rulings
    • Indian Jurist (Madras), 7 vols, covering 1877-83
    • Indian Jurist, New Series (Calcutta: “Englishman” Press, [1866-7]), 2 vols, covering 1866-7 (Calcutta, Madras and Bombay High Courts; Privy Council)
    • Indian Jurist, New Series, 10 vols, covering 1884-93 [includes journal section]
    • Indian Jurist, Old Series, 2 vols (only one part of vol.2 was issued), covering 1862-3 (Calcutta High Court, Privy Council)
    • Indian Law Herald, one vol., covering 1905
    • Indian Law Journal [Madras?], 19 vols,  covering [1906-15]; named Citator and Indian Law Journal before vol.16, no.2 (1913)
    • Indian Law Journal, covering 1878
    • Indian Law Magazine (Bombay), covering 1878 (vol.1, no.1-4)
    • Indian Law Magazine (Calcutta), covering 1895
    • Indian Law Quarterly, 3 vols, 1914-17 (Maxwell and Brown: vol.3 has parts 1 and 2 only)
    • Indian Law Reports (superior courts in British India; Privy Council):
      • Allahabad series, 1876- (High Court, North-Western Provinces; Privy Council)
      • Bombay series, 1876-(Bombay High Court, Privy Council)
      • Calcutta series, 1876- (Calcutta High Court, Privy Council)
      • Lahore series, 1920- (Lahore High Court, Privy Council)
      • Lucknow series, 1926- (Chief Court of Oudh, Privy Council)
      • Madras series, 1876- (Madras High Court, Privy Council)
      • Patna series 1922- (Patna High Court, Privy Council)
      • Rangoon series, 1923- (Chief Court of Lower Burma, Privy Council)
    • Indian Law Times, one vol. (17 parts), covering 1928
    • Indian Reports, vols.1-4: Privy Council, covering 1811-72 (Privy Council)
    • Indian Reports, vol.5: Agra High Court Reports, 1 vol., 1866-68; continued as Law Reports of British India
    • Indian Rulings, 8 vols, covering 1929-30; parts 1-4 issued under title, Indian Decisions
    • Kathiawar Agency-Chief Court and Bombay High Court of Judicature, The Kathiawar Law Reports: containing the decisions of the Original and Appellate Cases of the Chief Court of Civil and Criminal Justice in Kathiawar, the decisions of the political and giras cases, and the appellate decisions of the Bombay government etc. on them all (Limdi: Jashwatsinhji Press, [1892-1925]), 33 vols, continued as Ganeshji’s Western Indian States Agency Law Reports (Chief Court of Kathiwar Agency)
    • Knapp, Jerome William, Cases argued and determined before the Committees appointed to hear appeals and petitions and the Judicial Committee of His Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council: April 1831 to June 1834 (London: Clarke, 1834), 2 volumes covering 1829-36; available on Google Books (Privy Council)
    • Lahore Law Journal (Lahore: Lahore Law Journal Office, 1919-30), 12 vols
    • Law Digest and Recorder, covering 1896-1901
    • Law Reports: Indian Appeals, Supplemental (London, pub.1880), 8 vols consolidated in one, covering 1872-3 (Maxwell and Brown: cases between March 1872 and November 1873, not reported in Moore)
    • Law Reports: Privy Council Appeals (London: printed for the Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales by Clowes and Sons, 1867-75) (reported by Edmund F. Moore; vol.5: W. Macpherson; vol.6: H. Cowell) (Privy Council)
    • Madras Law Digest and Recorder, New Series, covering 1902 (Madras High Court; Privy Council?)
    • Madura Law Observer, covering 1872
    • Law Record, covering 1911-12
    • Law Reports. Indian Appeals [1873-4]- (Maxwell and Brown: the years 1873-1920 have been reprinted in India in 48 volumes; see below on supp. vol. covering 1872-3) (Privy Council)
    • Law Reports of British India, covering 1866-1900; continuation of Indian Reports (Agra H.C.R.)
    • Law Students’ Journal (Lucknow) (Maxwell and Brown: “current in 1924”)
    • Law Times Reports, 1911 (Maxwell and Brown: listed in a prospectus; may never have been produced)
    • Laws of India, one vol., covering 1926
    • Lawyer, 21 vols, covering 1899-1920, Ahmedabad and Bombay
    • Lawyer [Madras], 1911- (in Tamil)
    • Leading Law Cases
    • Legal Adviser, 1910- (Maxwell and Brown: listed in a prospectus; may never have been produced)
    • The Legal Companion, 4 vols, covering 1901-6; continued as Civil and Criminal Law Notes
    • The Legal Companion (Vizagapatam: P. Vencata Rau, Law Notes Press, 1933), covering 1933 (Maxwell and Brown: 11 parts)
    • The Legal Companion (Konnagar, Bengal), covering 1873
    • Legal Miscellany and Review, one vol. (12 issues), covering 1915-16
    • Legal World, 2 vols, covering 1920-1 (Maxwell and Brown: vol.2 has parts 1-6 only)
    • Lower Burma Rulings: being the printed judgments of the Chief Court of Lower Burma (Rangoon: Office of the Superintendent, Government Printing, Burma, 1903-) (Chief Court of Lower Burma)
    • Macnaghten, W.H., Select Cases by Macnaghten and others, 7 vols, covering 1791-1848 (Sudder Dewanny Adawlut) (Maxwell and Brown: twice reprinted) (Sudder Dewanny Adawlut in Calcutta)
    • Madras Criminal Cases, containing full reports of all reportable criminal decisions of the Madras High Court [and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council’ (Nungambakam, Madras), covering 1928-9 (with short notes on criminal decisions reported in law journals of India and Burma) (Madras High Court; Privy Concil)
    • Madras High Court Reports, 8 vols covering 1862-75 (Madras High Court)
    • Madras Jurist, 11 vols, covering 1866-76
    • Madras Law Journal (Madras: R. Narayanaswami Aiyar), 93 vols, covering 1891-1947
    • Madras Law Times: a weekly journal of law notes and reports of the Madras High Court and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (Madras, 1906-27) (Madras High Court; Privy Council)
    • Madras Weekly Notes (Madras: N. R. K. Tatachariar), covering 1910-
    • Marshall’s Reports, or Marshall and Sevestre’s Reports, 1 vol, covering 1862-3 (Calcutta High Court, appellate side; Privy Council)
    • Mercantile Law Journal, 2 vols, covering 1911-13
    • Macnaghten, Hindu Law Cases (or full title: Considerations on the Hindoo Law as it is current in Bengal) (pub.1824), one vol., covering 1812-23 (Maxwell and Brown: contains some decisions not reported elsewhere; digested in Morley’s Digest) (Calcutta Supreme Court)
    • Monthly Criminal Law Journal, 5 vols, 1905-10
    • Montriou, Cases of Hindu Law (pub.1853-61), 8 vols, covering 1779-1840 (Maxwell and Brown: paged continuously with the second ed. of Morton) (Calcutta Supreme Court)
    • Montriou, Cases of Hindu Law, 1810-40 (pub.1850), one vol., covering 1846 (in continuation of second ed. of Decisions of the Supreme Court by Morton) (Calcutta Supreme Court)
    • Moore’s Indian Appeals or Edmund F. Moore, Reports of Cases Heard and Determined by the Privy Council on Appeal from the East Indies (Calcutta, 1915), 14 vols, covering 1836-[73], available online via Heinonline as vols.13-20 of “English Reports: Privy Council” (Maxwell and Brown: a facsimile reprint of was issued in India about 1934 and a verbatim reprint in 1928; there were also earlier reprints) (Privy Council)
    • Morton, T. C., Decisions of the Supreme Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal, on the plea, equity, ecclesiastical, admiralty and crown sides, from the date of the charter of 1774 to 1841, with notes (Calcutta: D’Rozario and Co., 1851), one vol., covering 1776-1841 (Maxwell and Brown: second ed., with additional cases, by W. A. Montriou; first edition pub.1841) (Calcutta Supreme Court)
    • Mukhurji, Bamapada, A Selection of Indian Leading Cases: containing reports of cases decided by the superior courts in India and by Her Majesty’s Privy Council (Calcutta: Mukhurji, 1893), one vol. (High Courts; Privy Council)
    • Mysore Law Journal (Bangalore), [1946-]
    • Mysore Law Reports (reprint): being a verbatim reprint of the Mysore Law Reports and the Mysore Chief Court Reports from the commencement to 1923 with revised head notes and index (Bangalore: Mysore Law Journal Office), -1923
    • Nagpur Law Journal (Nagpur: Central Law House, 1918-62), covering 1918-1947
    • Nagpur Law Reports: containing cases determined by the Court of the Judicial Commissioner at Nagpur and by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council on appeal from that court (Nagpur: Government Press, [1907]-1936) (Court of the Judicial Commissioner of Nagpur, Privy Council)
    • Narain, Jagat. Election Cases, 4 vols covering 1920-33
    • The New Law Reports containing cases decided by the Supreme Court of Ceylon (Colombo, 1912-)
    • North-Western Provinces High Court Reports (Allahabad: NWP Government Press, 1873-6), 7 volumes covering 1869-75 (North-Western Provinces High Court, Allahabad)
    • Norton, Cases on Hindu Law of Inheritance, 1870-1, 2 vols
    • The Oudh Cases: reports of important decisions of the Court of the Judicial Commissioner of Oudh, of the Chief Court of Oudh and of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council on appeals from Oudh (Lucknow: K. D. Seth, 1903-27), 29 vols, covering 1898-1926; series may continue beyond 1926 (Court of the Judicial Commissioner of Oudh; Chief Court of Oudh; Privy Council)
    • Oudh Law Journal: Reports of Cases of the Privy Council, Judicial Commissioner and Board of Revenue (Lucknow, [1914-26])
    • Oudh Weekly Notes: a weekly journal (Allahabad: Law Pub. House; Lucknow: Indian Law House, 1922-46)
    • Patna Law Journal (Patna: Law Press, 1916-[1921]) (High Court of Bihar)
    • Patna Law Reporter; reports of cases decided by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council on appeals from India and by the High Court of Judicature at Patna and by the Board of Revenue Bihar and Orissa (Patna: R. K. Varma at the Raj Press, 1922-) (ed. Janak Kishore) (Patna High Court; Board of Revenue of Bihar and Orissa; Privy Council)
    • Patna Law Weekly (Patna: R. Prasad and B. N. Sinha, [1917-]) (Patna High Court; Board of Revenue of Bihar and Orissa; Privy Council)
    • Perry, Erskine. Cases Illustrative of Oriental Life, and application of English law to India, decided in H. M. Supreme Court at Bombay. London: S. Sweet, 1853. (limited preview on Google books)
    • Pershad, Hanooman Munshi and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, Precedents of Hindoo Law: being a collection of the judgments of Her Majesty’s Privy Council on Questions of Hindoo Law from 1829 to 1869 (Allahabad: Hosseinee Press, [1870?]), 8 vols on Hindu law consolidated in one, covering 1829-69 (Privy Council)
    • Pershad, Moonshee H., Lalla Lalita Pershad, and United Provinces of Agra and Oudh High Court of Judicature, Agra Full Bench Rulings 1866-7 (Agra, 1867-8)
    • Phadnis. Study of Privy Council Judgments. Vol.II. (Privy Council)
    • Prannath Saraswati, Banerjee, et al, Privy Council Appeals, 9 volumes, covering 1825-1910 (Privy Council)
    • Printed Judgments of the Bombay High Court (Bombay High Court)
    • Privy Council and Full Bench Decisions, 5 vols covering 1930-4 (High Courts,;Privy Council)
    • Punjab Law Reporter (Lahore: K. C. Seth etc.), covering [1922-34?] (Jammu and Kashmir High Court)
    • The Punjab Record, or Reference Book for Civil Officers (Lahore: Civil and Military Gazette Press, 1901-32) (Court of the Financial Commissioner of the Punjab; Chief Court of the Punjab,;Privy Council)
    • The Punjab Weekly Reporter (Lahore) (Court of the Punjab Financial Commissioner; Judicial Commissioner of the Northwest Frontier Province; Punjab Chief Court; Lahore Chief Court)
    • Rafique, Muhammad, St. George Hay Smither Jackson, Pandit Brijnath Sharga, Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, and Oudh Court of the Judicial Commissioner, The Oudh Privy Council Decisions: Containing judgments delivered by their lordships of the Privy Council: in all the cases that have gone up in appeal from Oudh, since 1864 up to 1913 (Lucknow: Anglo-Arabic Press, 1913) (Privy Council)
    • Rangoon Law Reports, containing cases determined by the High Court at Rangoon and by the Judicial Committee at the Privy Council on appeal from that Court (Rangoon: Superintendant, Government Printing and Stationer, 1937-47), covering 1937-47 (Rangoon High Court; Privy Council)
    • Rao, Decisions on Hindu Law, 1893, one vol..
    • Ratanlal Ranchhoddas and Bombay High Court, Unreported Criminal Cases of the High Court of Bombay, 1862-1898 (Bombay: Bombay Law Reporter Office, 1901) (Bombay High Court)
    • Rattigan, Select Hindu Law Cases, 1869-71, 2 vols.
    • Reports of Cases determined in the Court of Nizamut Adawlut, [1805]-60 (Nizamut Adawlut at Calcutta)
    • Reports of Cases in the Court of Sudder Foujdaree Adawlut (Bombay) (Sadr Foujdari Adalat at Bombay)
    • Reports of Municipal and Election Cases decided by the House of Lords, the Privy Council, and the High Courts of India and Burma: with select English cases and a journal of the progress of municipal and election laws (Theagarayanagar, Madras: Company Law Institute of India, [1935-43?]) (includes journal section) (High Courts; Privy Council; House of Lords)
    • Reports of the Principal Commercial Cases, heard and determined in the Supreme Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal, and the Calcutta Court of Small Causes, from 1st January 1851 to 31st December 1860 (Calcutta: printed by Bundo, 1863), one vol. (Calcutta Supreme Court; Calcutta Court of Small Causes)
    • Reports of the Bombay High Court, 1863-75, 12 vols. (Bombay High Court)
    • Revised and Expurgated Law Reports, covering 1866-1900 (Maxwell and Brown: listed in a prospectus, but may never have been produced)
    • Revised Cases, being the “live” case law of a century (1809-1909), containing full reports of all “live” cases decided by the courts in England, the Privy Council, Adawlut Courts and the Chartered and non-Chartered High Courts in India and Burmah from 1809 to 1909, and a choice selection of leading English cases, etc. (Madras: G. Sundaram Iyer, 1910), covering 1809-1909 (superior courts in British India; Privy Council)
    • Revised Reports. Criminal Rulings (Calcutta: printed by S. C. Chowdhury, 1902-), 4 vols, covering 1862-75 (four series of selected cases from Madras, Allahabad, Bombay and Calcutta reports) (High Courts; Privy Council)
    • Sanyal, Criminal Cases between Natives and Europeans, [1896], one vol., covering 1796-1895
    • Saraswati, Frannath Pendit, Bidhi Bhuson Banerjee, and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, Privy Council Judgments on Appeal from India (Bhowanipore: Sreenath Banerjee, 1880-1900), 7 vols, covering 1825-1900 (Privy Council)
    • Select Decrees, Sudder Dewanny Adawlut, Assam (Sudder Dewanny Adawlut [in Assam?])
    • Selected Appeals before 1805, -1804 (Sudder Dewanny Adawlut [in Calcutta?])
    • Selected Judgments, Lower Burma, 1872-98 [Chief Court of Lower Burma]
    • Sen, Privy Council Judgments for January 1883 (pub.1883), one vol., covering 1883 (Privy Council)
    • Sevestre, A. A., Notes of cases determined in the Court of Sudder Dewanny Adawlut (Calcutta; Bishop’s College Press, 1842) (continues as Reports of Summary Cases determined in the Court of SDA) (Sudder Dewanny Adawlut in Calcutta)
    • Sevestre, A. A., Reports of Cases, heard and determined by the Lords of Her Majesty’s Judicial Committee of the Privy Council…on appeal from the Supreme and Sudder Dewanny Courts of Calcutta, Madras and the North-Western Provinces…with their decisions in extenso, upheld. Vol.VII: June 1860 to July 1863 (Reports of Cases heard and determined by the Calcutta High Court, Appellate Jurisdiction, on appeal from the Lower Courts in Bengal, on points of law and practice, by A. A. Sevestre. Reports of Select Cases…by A. A. Sevestre) (London and Calcutta, 1861-[1873]), vol.7-vol.12, part 3; covering 1860-3 (Privy Council)
    • Sevestre, A. A., Reports of Summary Cases determined in the Court of Sudder Dewanny Adawlut (Calcutta, 1841) (Sudder Dewanny Adawlut in Calcutta)
    • Sevestre, A. A., Select Cases in the Sudder Dewanny Adawlut, 6 vols, covering 1834-72 (Maxwell and Brown: vols. 1-6 of Sevestre contain Select Cases in the SDA; vol.7, Privy Council Appeals heard during his stay in London; and vols.8-12, Reports of High Court, Appellate side. According to Soule, only three parts of vol.12 were issued.) (Sudder Dewanny Adawlut in Calcutta)
    • Sevestre, A. A. and Bengal (Government), Reports of Cases heard and determined by the court of Sudder Dewanny Adawlut, on appeal from the Zillah and City Courts in the Lower Provinces (Calcutta, 1852-9) (Sudder Dewanny Adawlut in Calcutta; some lower courts)
    • Sevestre, A. A. and Calcutta High Court, Report of Cases heard and determined by the Calcutta High Court, Appellate Jurisdiction on appeal from the Lower Courts in Bengal on Points of Law and Practice (Calcutta, 1866-70) (Sudder Dewanny Adawlut in Calcutta)
    • Sind Law Reporter (Karachi: Daily Gazette Press, 1909-[1938]), 32 vols, covering 1907-38 (Court of the Judicial Commissioner of Sind, High Courts, Privy Council)
    • Smoult, W. H. and John Hyde, A Collection of Orders, made and passed by the Supreme Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal, on the Plea Side of the Court…with notes…comprised in the notebooks of Sir R. Chambers and Mr. Justice Hyde (Calcutta: S. Smith and Co., 1834), one vol., covering 1774-1798 (Calcutta Supreme Court)
    • Srinivasan, P. R., Chief Court of Mysore, and Chief Court of Travancore, Reports of Income Tax Cases (Madras: Madras Law Journal Press, 1926-), covering 1886- (Chief Court of Mysore; Chief Court of Travancore)
    • Sudder Dewanny Adawlut Decisions, 1843-46 (Sudder Dewanny Adawlut in Calcutta)
    • Sutherland, David, Appeals to the Sudder Dewanny Adawlut and High Court (pub. 1865), one vol., covering 1861-5 (Sudder Dewanny Adawlut; High Court; Small Causes Court [in Calcutta])
    • Sutherland, David, Sutherland’s Weekly Reporter (Calcutta, [1864-80]), 26 volumes covering [1864-77], includes Civil Circulars at end of each volume (Calcutta High Court, appellate side; Privy Council)
    • Sutherland, David, Sutherland’s Weekly Reporter, Full Bench volume, one vol., covering 1862-3 (Calcutta High Court, appellate side)
    • Sutherland, David, Sutherland’s Weekly Reporter, gap number, one vol., covering 1864 (High Court Calcuttta, appellate side)
    • Sutherland, David and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, Judgments of the Privy Council on appeals from India (Calcutta: Thacker, Spink and Co., 1867-80), 3 volumes covering 1831-80 (Privy Council)
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    • Taylor, George, John D. Bell, and Bengal-Supreme Court of Judicature, Reports of Cases heard and determined in the Supreme Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal, from January 1847 to December 1848, both inclusive; with tables of the cases, titles, and index to the principal matters (Calcutta: P. S. D’Rozario, 1851-3), one vol., covering 1847-8 (Calcutta Supreme Court)
    • Teruvenkatachariar Chariar, M.S. and Madras High Court, High Court Decisions of Indian Railway Cases with an Appendix containing Select Decisions of Subordinate Courts, the Indian Railway Acts, the Carrier’s Act III of 1865, the Fatal Accidents Act, XIII of 1855 and the Provident Funds Act, IX of 1897, as amended by Act IV of 1903 together with an index (Madras: Lawrence Asylum Press, 1912), multiple editions (Madras High Court [and others?]; some lower courts)
    • Travancore Law Journal (Trivandrum: [T. K. Balakrishna Menon] at the “Subodhini” Press), covering 1911-47
    • Upper Burma Rulings (Rangoon: Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, 1892-1922) (Court of the Judicial Commissioner of Upper Burma)
    • Weekly Notes of Cases decided by the High Court, North-Western Provinces (Allahabad: Pioneer Press, [1882]-1912) (NWP High Court)
    • Weir, Thomas, The Law of Offences and Criminal Procedure (Criminal Rulings) as expounded by the High Court of Madras, from…1862 to…1882 (Madras: Higginbotham and Co., 1882)
    • Wigram’s Selections, 8 vols, covering 1836-87, first ed. 1881 (Privy Council)