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A Despotism of Law: Crime and Justice in Early Colonial India

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ISBN13: 9780195653113
ISBN: 0195653114
Published: April 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: India
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



This volume deals with law-making as a cultural enterprise in which the colonial state had to draw upon existing normative codes of rank, status and gender, and re-order them to a new and more exclusive definition of the state's sovereign right.