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Social Legislation of the East India Company: Public Justice versus Public Instruction - Sage Law (Hardback)
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Social Legislation of the East India Company: Public Justice versus Public Instruction - Sage Law (Hardback)

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Hardback 460 Pages / Published: 14/12/2010
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A hitherto unattempted survey of social legislation by the East India Company, this book identifies the principles of Public Justice and Public Instruction as the inspiration for legislative decisions, some of which resonate in post-colonial India. It dwells particularly on legislation which manipulated Muslim criminal law in order to protect, and in some instances, create, the rights of women, slaves, bonded labourers and victims of crime. It also examines the Company's cautious venture into the realm of civil law affecting the ideals of religious toleration, remarriage of Hindu widows as well as inheritance and property law. Finally, it considers excise as a regulatory instrument in the Company's administration of Pilgrim Taxes and Abkarry revenue from liquor and opium.

The book traces the journey of the small group of merchants, who initially formed the East India Company, and while enviously guarding their sometimes piratical commercial interests, actually became a burgeoning nation state. It shows how...

Publisher: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9788132105152
Number of pages: 460
Dimensions: 215 x 139 mm


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A must for all readers.... Deeply insightful and engaging, this book would be of interest for students and academics of history, politics and legal studies.

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