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

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Radhika Singha looks at law-making as a cultural enterprise, one in which the colonial authorities were compelled to draw upon normative codes of rank, status, and gender so as to realign them to a new, more exclusive definition of the state's sovereign right.

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Radhika Singha, Lecturer, Miranda House, Delhi University.

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`Singha convincingly attributes the campaign against thuggeer to the military expansion of the British in Northern and Western India in 1818.'
Internationales Asienforum, Vol.31, November 2000

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ISBN 10:  0195653114 ISBN 13:  9780195653113
Publisher: OUP India, 2000
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