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The Resource Law and identity in colonial South Asia : Parsi legal culture, 1772-1947, Mitra Sharafi, University of Wisconsin - Madison, (electronic resource)

Law and identity in colonial South Asia : Parsi legal culture, 1772-1947, Mitra Sharafi, University of Wisconsin - Madison, (electronic resource)

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Law and identity in colonial South Asia : Parsi legal culture, 1772-1947
Title
Law and identity in colonial South Asia
Title remainder
Parsi legal culture, 1772-1947
Statement of responsibility
Mitra Sharafi, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Title variation
Law & identity in colonial South Asia
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 distinctive models of the family and community by two routes: frequent intra-group litigation often managed by Parsi legal professionals in the areas of marriage, inheritance, religious trusts, and libel, and the creation of legislation that would become Parsi personal law. Other South Asian communities also turned to law, but none seems to have done so earlier or in more pronounced ways than the Parsis
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1974-
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Sharafi, Mitra June
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Studies in legal history
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Parsees
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Law and identity in colonial South Asia : Parsi legal culture, 1772-1947, Mitra Sharafi, University of Wisconsin - Madison, (electronic resource)
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Contents
Part I. Parsi Legal Culture -- Using law : colonial Parsis go to court -- Making law : two patterns -- Part II. The Creation of Parsi Personal Law -- The limits of English law : the Inheritance Acts -- Reconfiguring male privilege : the Matrimonial Acts -- The jury and intra-group control : the Parsi Chief Matrimonial Court -- Part III. Beyond Personal Law -- Entrusting the faith : religious trusts and the Parsi legal profession -- Pure Parsi : libel, race, and group membership -- Conclusion : law and identity -- Appendix : legislation
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ssib025089282
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 343 pages)
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107256545
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssib025089282
Label
Law and identity in colonial South Asia : Parsi legal culture, 1772-1947, Mitra Sharafi, University of Wisconsin - Madison, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Contents
Part I. Parsi Legal Culture -- Using law : colonial Parsis go to court -- Making law : two patterns -- Part II. The Creation of Parsi Personal Law -- The limits of English law : the Inheritance Acts -- Reconfiguring male privilege : the Matrimonial Acts -- The jury and intra-group control : the Parsi Chief Matrimonial Court -- Part III. Beyond Personal Law -- Entrusting the faith : religious trusts and the Parsi legal profession -- Pure Parsi : libel, race, and group membership -- Conclusion : law and identity -- Appendix : legislation
Control code
ssib025089282
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 343 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107256545
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib025089282

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