India in the shadows of empire : a legal and political history, 1774-1950

Explaining the postcolonial Indian polity by presenting an alternative historical narrative of the British Empire in India and India's struggle for independence, this book follows two strands: firstly, the role of imperial judicial practices and institutions in the making of both the British Em...

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Main Author: Mukherjee, Mithi
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New Delhi Oxford University Press 2010, 2010
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Summary:Explaining the postcolonial Indian polity by presenting an alternative historical narrative of the British Empire in India and India's struggle for independence, this book follows two strands: firstly, the role of imperial judicial practices and institutions in the making of both the British Empire and the anti-colonial movement under the Congress, with the lawyer as political leader. Secondly, it shows that Gandhi's non-violent resistance movement was anchored not in western discourses of political and legislative freedom but rather in Indic traditions of renunciative freedom
Physical Description:xxxviii, 278 p.
ISBN:9780199080151