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Author Chatterjee, Indrani.

Title Gender, slavery, and law in colonial India / Indrani Chatterjee.

Published New Delhi : Oxford University Press, c1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Law  KT 1561 CHAT    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 286 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-278) and index.
Contents List of Nazims -- 1. Searching for Slaves in Indian History -- 2. Kinship and Kinlessness in the Nizamat of Murshidabad -- 3. Making and Becoming Kin -- 4. Slaves, Wealth and Inheritance -- 5. Legal Complicities: Transactions in Slaves and Company Regulation -- 6. Conclusion.
Summary "With the aid of evidence drawn mainly from the ruling households of eastern India in the late-eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, this book illustrates how slaves contributed to the constitution of the family and kinship. In the process, the book argues that colonial legislators left these 'domestic' slaves out of abolitionist agendas, while simultaneously erecting standards of legitimacy, proofs of marriage and purity of descent that eroded the position of those that were slave-born in precolonial times."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Slavery -- India -- History.
Kinship -- India -- History.
Families -- India -- History.
Slavery -- Law and legislation -- India -- History.
India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947.
ISBN 0195641817