Crime Through Time

Hardcover | May 27, 2013

EditorAnupama Rao, Saurabh Dube

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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. Thefinal 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.

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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...

Anupama Rao is Associate Professor of History at Barnard College at Columbia University, New York. She is also Fellow of Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University. Saurabh Dube is Professor of History at the Center of Asian and African Studies at El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico City.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:424 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.1 inPublished:May 27, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198077610

ISBN - 13:9780198077619

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Series NotePrefaceAcknowledgementsIntroductionPart I. Precolonial Premonitions1. Sumit Guha: Wrongs and Rights in the Maratha Country: Antiquity, Custom and Power in Eighteenth-century India2. Malavika Kasturi: The Bandit as KingPart II. Colonial Concerns3. Scott Alan Kugle: Framed, Blamed and Renamed: The Recasting of Islamic Jurisprudence in Modern Asian Studies4. Sanjay Nigam: Disciplining and Policing the 'Criminals by Birth': Development of a Disciplinary System, 1871-19005. Radhika Singha: Criminal Communities6. Rajnarayan Chandavarkar: Police and Public Order7. Anand A. Yang: Disciplining 'Natives': Prisons and Prisoners in Early Nineteenth Century India8. David Arnold: The Self and the Cell: Indian Prison Narratives as Life HistoriesPart III. Legalities and Illegalities9. Ranajit Guha: Ambiguity10. Padma Anagol: The Emergence of Feminism in India, 1850-192011. Saurabh Dube: Telling TalesPart IV. Postcolonial Predilections12. Rajeswari Sunder Rajan: Outlaw Woman: The Politics of Phoolan Devi13. Anupama Rao: Death of a Kotwal: The Injurious Politics of Recognition14. Tanika Sarkar: Semiotics of Terror: Muslim Children and Women in Hindu RashtraAnnotated BibliographyNotes on Contributors