Law and identity in colonial South Asia : Parsi legal culture, 1772-1947

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Full title: Law and identity in colonial South Asia : Parsi legal culture, 1772-1947 / Mitra Sharafi, University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Main author: Sharafi, Mitra June, 1974- (Author)
Format: Book           


Table of Contents:
  • Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. Parsi Legal Culture: 1. Using law: colonial Parsis go to court; 2. Making law: two patterns; Part II. The Creation of Parsi Personal Law: 3. The limits of English law: the Inheritance Acts; 4. Reconfiguring male privilege: the Matrimonial Acts; 5. The jury and intra-group control: the Parsi Chief Matrimonial Court; Part III. Beyond Personal Law: 6. Entrusting the faith: religious trusts and the Parsi legal profession; 7. Pure Parsi: libel, race, and group membership; Conclusion: law and identity; Appendix: legislation.