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Race, religion, and law in colonial India : trials of an interracial family

Author: Chandra Mallampalli
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Series: Cambridge studies in Indian history and society, 19.
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"Through a landmark court case in mid-nineteenth century colonial India, this book investigates hierarchy and racial difference in the British encounter with Indian society"--
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Named Person: Matthew Abraham
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chandra Mallampalli
ISBN: 9781107012615 1107012619
OCLC Number: 727357172
Description: xviii, 268 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Remembering family --
Embodying 'Dora-hood' : the brothers and their business --
A crisis of trust : sedition and the sale of arms in Kurnool --
Letters from Cambridge --
The path to litigation --
Litigating gender and race : Charlotte sues at Bellary --
Francis appeals : the case for cultural continuity --
Choice, identity, and law : the decision of London's Privy Council.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Indian history and society, 19.
Responsibility: Chandra Mallampalli.

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