Iterations of law legal histories from india advances new perspectives on legal history from south asia while earlier historians looked at the results rather than the performance of law the contributors to this volume examine the socioeconomic and political contexts that shape law making and its practice. Iterations of law legal histories from india aparna balachandran rashmi pant and bhavani raman the book will appeal to students and scholars interested particularly from the disciplines of history anthropology sociology and legal studies as well as informed general readers interested in these issues. Introduction iterations of law legal history from india aparna balachandran bhavani raman and rashmi pant the life of law in modern india a present history of the martha court janaki nair speaking in multiple registers property and the narrative of care rashmi pant violence and the language of law neeladri bhattacharya . While earlier historians looked at the results rather than the performance of law the concerns later shifted to unravelling the socioeconomic and political contexts that shaped law making and its practice iterations of law advances these new perspectives on legal history from south asia. South asian legal history for the most part developed as a series of binaries law law ways rights customs rule of law reign of violence and heteronomy of law autonomy of legal subjects many chapters in this volume analyse situated and everyday practices of law as they endeavour to transform south asian legal history
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