Appropriation and Invention of Tradition The East India Company and Hindu Law in Early Colonial Bengal
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Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 5.60" wide x 8.60" long x 1.00" tall
The beginning of Anglo-Hindu jurisprudence was occasioned by decisive developments in the cultural, intellectual, and legal history of India. This book deals with the appropriation of the Dharmasastras - a powerful written tradition - and its codification, in the construction of Hindu law. Itexplores the significant connections between this process of formalization and the consolidation of the empire in Bengal. Bhattacharyya-Panda analyses the shifting administrative and political needs of the colonial regime as well as the perceptions and attitudes of the officials in this process of codification. Through a careful study of the compilations, Vivadarmavasetu and Vivadabhabgarnava alongside More...
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