Crime Through Time

Crime Through Time

by Anupama Rao, Saurabh Dube
     
 

Part of the prestigious Themes in Indian History series, this book deals with notions, ideas, and concepts of crime and justice from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. Divided into four sections, the first deals with the pre-colonial period with its decentralized law and justice system. The second addresses the colonial period and cites the administrative and

Overview

Part of the prestigious Themes in Indian History series, this book deals with notions, ideas, and concepts of crime and justice from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. Divided into four sections, the first deals with the pre-colonial period with its decentralized law and justice system. The second addresses the colonial period and cites the administrative and legal changes during that period like legal codifications, policing, tattooing and other technologies identification. The section on subaltern legalities studies customary laws and their negotiations with colonial laws. The final section studies the nature of crimes in post-independence India, and discusses issues like violence on Dalits and minorities.

This book will be of great interest to scholars and students of modern Indian history, sociology, and cultural studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198077619
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/05/2013
Series:
Themes in Indian History Series
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Anupama Rao is Associate Professor of History, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York. She is also Fellow of Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University.

Saurabh Dube is Professor of History, Center of Asian and African Studies, El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico City.

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