Crime Through Time (Themes in Indian History)

By: Saurabh Dube and Anupama Rao (eds)

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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. The final 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. Salient Features Comprehensive coverage of pre-colonial to more recent times. Includes landmark writings on crime. Covers laws, judiciary, policing, crime, criminals, Dalits, minorities, and violence. About the Author 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. Table of Contents Series Note Preface Acknowledgements Introduction Part I. Precolonial Premonitions 1. Sumit Guha: Wrongs and Rights in the Maratha Country: Antiquity, Custom and Power in Eighteenth-century India 2. Malavika Kasturi: The Bandit as King Part II. Colonial Concerns 3. Scott Alan Kugle: Framed, Blamed and Renamed: The Recasting of Islamic Jurisprudence in Modern Asian Studies 4. Sanjay Nigam: Disciplining and Policing the 'Criminals by Birth': Development of a Disciplinary System, 1871-1900 5. Radhika Singha: Criminal Communities 6. Rajnarayan Chandavarkar: Police and Public Order 7. Anand A. Yang: Disciplining 'Natives': Prisons and Prisoners in Early Nineteenth Century India 8. David Arnold: The Self and the Cell: Indian Prison Narratives as Life Histories Part III. Legalities and Illegalities 9. Ranajit Guha: Ambiguity 10. Padma Anagol: The Emergence of Feminism in India, 1850-1920 11. Saurabh Dube: Telling Tales Part IV. Postcolonial Predilections 12. Rajeswari Sunder Rajan: Outlaw Woman: The Politics of Phoolan Devi 13. Anupama Rao: Death of a Kotwal: The Injurious Politics of Recognition 14. Tanika Sarkar: Semiotics of Terror: Muslim Children and Women in Hindu Rashtra Annotated Bibliography Notes on Contributors Printed Pages: 424.

Title: Crime Through Time (Themes in Indian History)

Author Name: Saurabh Dube and Anupama Rao (eds)

Categories: India, History, Culture, and Politics,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press: 2012

ISBN: 0198077610

ISBN 13: 9780198077619

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 15 x 23 Cm

Seller ID: 037467

Keywords: Crime Through Time Criminology