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Law and identity in colonial South Asia : Parsi legal culture, 1772-1947

Author: Mitra June Sharafi
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014. ©2014
Series: Studies in legal history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explores the legal culture of the Parsis, or Zoroastrians, an ethno-religious community unusually invested in the colonial legal system of British India and Burma. Colonized peoples (including minorities) often tried to maintain collective autonomy and integrity by avoiding interaction with the state. The Parsis did the opposite. From the mid-nineteenth century until India's independence in 1947, Parsis  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sharafi, Mitra June, 1974-
Law and identity in colonial South Asia.
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014
(DLC) 2013043748
(OCoLC)862053167
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mitra June Sharafi
ISBN: 9781107256545 1107256542 9781139871105 1139871102 9781139865388 1139865382 9781139699280 1139699288 9781139862332 1139862332 9781139861106 1139861107 9781139868952 1139868950
OCLC Number: 875096370
Language Note: English.
Awards: Winner of J. Willard Hurst Award, Law and Society Association 2015
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 343 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Using law: colonial Parsis go to court --
Making law: two patterns --
The limits of English law: the inheritance acts --
Reconfiguring male privilege: the matrimonial acts --
The jury and intragroup control: the Parsi Chief matrimonial court --
Entrusting the faith: religious trusts and the Parsi legal profession --
Pure Parsi: libel, race, and group membership
Series Title: Studies in legal history.
Responsibility: Mitra Sharafi.
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This book explores the legal culture of the Parsis, or Zoroastrians, an ethno-religious community unusually invested in the colonial legal system of British India and Burma. From the mid-nineteenth  Read more...

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'Despite its importance, there is relatively little written on Parsi law. Mitra Sharafi's book undertakes the most detailed and informed study of the main branches of Parsi legal history. In it, Read more...

 
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