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Law and Identity In Colonial South Asia: Parsi Legal Culture 1772-1947

By: Mitra Sharafi

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New Delhi, Permanent Black/Orient BlackSwan Pvt. Ltd: 2017

Seller ID: 900703

ISBN: 8178244977

Condition: New


This book explores the legal culture of the Parsis, or Zoroastrians, an ethnoreligious community unusually invested in the colonial legal system of British India and Burma. Rather than trying to maintain collective autonomy and integrity by avoiding interaction with the state, the Parsis sank deep into the colonial legal system itself. From the late eighteenth century until India’s independence in 1947, they became heavy users of colonial law, acting as lawyers, judges, litigants, lobbyists, and legislators. They de-Anglicized the law that governed them and enshrined in law their own distinc... View more info

Law and Identity In Colonial South Asia: Parsi Legal Culture 1772-1947

By: Mitra Sharafi

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan: 2017

Seller ID: 1202375

ISBN: 8178244977

Condition: New


This book explores the legal culture of the Parsis, or Zoroastrians, an ethnoreligious community unusually invested in the colonial legal system of British India and Burma. Rather than trying to maintain collective autonomy and integrity by avoiding interaction with the state, the Parsis sank deep into the colonial legal system itself. From the late eighteenth century until India’s independence in 1947, they became heavy users of colonial law, acting as lawyers, judges, litigants, lobbyists, and legislators. They de-Anglicized the law that governed them and enshrined in law their own distinc... View more info