Social Legislation of the East India Company: Public Justice versus Public Instruction
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Social Legislation of the East India Company: Public Justice versus Public Instruction

by Nancy Gardner Cassels
     
 

This book studies colonial law in India by surveying how the East India Company, guided by principles of public justice and public instruction, created a body of legislation that is of significance to us even in the present time. It dwells on the legislation it formulated in many areas like criminal justice; women, religion, and social reform; caste and

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Overview

This book studies colonial law in India by surveying how the East India Company, guided by principles of public justice and public instruction, created a body of legislation that is of significance to us even in the present time. It dwells on the legislation it formulated in many areas like criminal justice; women, religion, and social reform; caste and untouchability; religious endowments; and land, inheritance, and property law.

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The Tribune
A must for all readers…. Deeply insightful and engaging, this book would be of interest for students and academics of history, politics and legal studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788132105152
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/20/2010
Series:
SAGE Law Series
Pages:
447
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Gardner Cassels formerly taught in the Department of History, Mc Master University, Ontario, Canada. She has also been a visiting lecturer at the University of Waterloo and a visiting assistant professor at the University of Toronto.

She has been the recipient of a Carnegie Teaching Fellowship from 1959 to 1961, a Canada Council Research Grant in 1968, a Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Senior Fellowship from 1988 to 1989 and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Research Grants from 1980 to 1981 and from 1987 to 1988.

She is also the author of Religion and Pilgrim Tax under the Company Raj, published in 1987.

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