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Gender, slavery, and law in colonial India

Author: Indrani Chatterjee
Publisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, ©1999.
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"With the aid of evidence drawn mainly from the ruling households of eastern India in the late-eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, this book illustrates how slaves contributed to the constitution of the family and kinship. In the process, the book argues that colonial legislators left these 'domestic' slaves out of abolitionist agendas, while simultaneously erecting standards of legitimacy, proofs of marriage and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chatterjee, Indrani.
Gender, slavery, and law in colonial India.
New Delhi : Oxford University Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)664546718
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Indrani Chatterjee
ISBN: 0195641817 9780195641813
OCLC Number: 41256799
Description: xii, 286 pages ; 23 cm
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.
Responsibility: Indrani Chatterjee.
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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  Read more...

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