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How do you convey to non-South Asianists what a High Court records room in India looks like? Photography isn’t allowed in the Bombay High …

IAS Fellowship opportunity

The Institute for Advanced Study (School of Social Science) in Princeton, NJ is featuring the theme of “Law and the Social Sciences” …

New Books in South Asian Studies

Do you have a new book out? You should consider sending a pitch to the organizers of the podcast interview series, “New …

Medico-legal tales from the Raj

I’m working on a book project on medical jurisprudence (or forensic science) in colonial India. While doing this research, I’ve come across some truly …

Truly South Asian

In the field of South Asian legal studies, “South Asia” is a euphemism. It usually means India. But there’s a growing trend …

Legal Spankies in Colonial India

Who wins the prize for best name in colonial Indian legal history? For years, I had an easy answer. It was Mr. Justice Robert Spankie, …

In-fighting in legal history

Recently I had the pleasure of reading some work on a topic near and dear to my heart: intra-group disputing within religious communities …

Crash Course on Legal Pluralism

Interested in the field of legal pluralism? You may want to take a 3.5-day intensive course for junior scholars, practitioners, and senior scholars …

History of Forensics conference in London

An important conference on the history of forensics is happening in London next month. “Locating Forensic Science and Medicine” (24-25 July 2015) will be …