Colonial Justice in British India: White Violence and the Rule of Law

Colonial Justice in British India: White Violence and the Rule of Law

by Elizabeth Kolsky
     
 

Describes the lesser-known history of the violence and criminal conduct of one group of Europeans in British India.See more details below

Overview

Describes the lesser-known history of the violence and criminal conduct of one group of Europeans in British India.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521116862
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2009
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Indian History and Society Series, #17
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures vi

List of maps vii

List of tables viii

Acknowledgements ix

Glossary xi

Introduction 1

1 White peril: law and lawlessness in early colonial India 27

2 Citizens, subjects, and subjection to law: codification and the legal construction of racial difference 69

3 "Indian human nature": evidence, experts, and the elusive pursuit of truth 108

4 "One scale of justice for the planter and another for the coolie": law and violence on the Assam tea plantations 142

5 "A judicial scandal": the imperial conscience and the race against empire 185

Conclusion 229

Bibliography 234

Index 248

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