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Spring 2012-2013
HIS 522  

Law and Society in Colonial India

Bhavani Raman

Seminar examines the formation of a new legal culture in India under British colonial rule. Its main interests concern the struggles over the establishment of liberal legal idioms, writing and legal codification, the making of the colonial legal subject, and issues pertaining to comparative law.

Sample reading list:
Ranajit Guha, Rule of Property in Bengal
Eric Stokes, English Utilitarians and India
Lauren Benton, Law and Colonial Cultures
Bernard Cohn, Law and the Colonial State in India
Hussain Nasser, The Jurisprudence of Emergency

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40858 S01 9:00 am - 11:50 am T   Dickinson Hall   230   Enrolled:9 Limit:15