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Gender, slavery, and law in colonial India

Gender, slavery, and law in colonial India

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Indrani Chatterjee
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): India
  • Publication Information: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, ©1999
  • Publication Type (Medium): History
  • Type: Book
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/gender-slavery-and-law-in-colonial-india/ (Stable identifier)

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Online version: Chatterjee, Indrani. Gender, slavery, and law in colonial India. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, ©1999 (OCoLC)664546718

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XII, 286 pages ; 23 cm

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Useful for students learning an area of law, Gender, slavery, and law in colonial India is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: Indrani Chatterjee.
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Copyright Date: 1999
  • Location: Oxford – New York
  • Country/State: India
  • Number of Editions: 12 editions
  • First edition Date: 1999
  • Last edition Date: 2002
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD626
  • Dewey Code: 306.362095409034
  • ISBN: 0195641817 9780195641813
  • OCLC: 41256799

Publisher Description:

This volume shows that slaves acquired by some ruling households were incorporated into patterns of kinship. Colonial abolitionist measures did not even try to release these slaves
they restructured ideologies of marriage and succession instead and eroded the status of slave-descended members
over time.

Main Contents

Searching for slaves in Indian history
Kinship and kinlessness in the Nizamat of Murshidabad
Making and becoming kin
Slaves, wealth and inheritance
Legal complicities: transactions in slaves and company regulation
Conclusion.

Summary Note

This volume shows that slaves acquired by some ruling households were incorporated into patterns of kinship. Colonial abolitionist measures did not even try to free slaves; they restructured ideologies of marriage and succession instead and eroded the status of slave-descended members over time.

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