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Courts of Law

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0035
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author describes the courts of law in London, as well as the city's juries, judges, and lawyers. The author is prosecuted by a tailor and censures the establishment of English courts of ... More


Syed Ahmad Khan

B. R. Nanda

in Gandhi: Pan-Islamism, Imperialism and Nationalism in India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195658279
eISBN:
9780199081394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195658279.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses Syed Ahmad Khan, whose family was closely connected to the Mughal court. The chapter begins with a section on Khan’s childhood and his decision to accept a job in the East ... More


Royalty, Military, and the Law

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0014
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author offers insights into England's kings, army and navy, and courts of law. The first monarch who ruled over the whole of England was named William, a man of remarkable bravery and valour. ... More


The French Encounters

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0042
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author describes the character of the people of France and presents an anecdote of a barber. He also reflects on the hotel at Marseilles, comments on the appearance and dress of the French ... More


Chapter III

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0057
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author's stepfather imputes his calamity to shaving on an unlucky day. The author describes the astrology and superstitions of the inhabitants of Hindústán, his visit to Sindhiah's court at ... More


Chapter VIII

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0062
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author talks about Udepur, Pálí, Pokharjí, Ajmír, his return to Súrat, his decision to enter the service of the Nuwáb, the intrigues of a petty court, and his congé.


The Shah Bano Case

A. G. Noorani

in The Muslims of India: A Documentary Record

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195670561
eISBN:
9780199080618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670561.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter presents several documents relating to the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Shah Bano case on 23 April 1985 and the opening of the locks at the Babari Masjid on 1 February 1986, which would ... More


Official Discourse: The Creation of Categories and Spaces

Anindita Mukhopadhyay

in Behind The Mask: The Cultural Definition of the Legal Subject in Colonial Bengal (1715-1911)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195680836
eISBN:
9780199080700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195680836.003.0012
Subject:
History, Indian History

The exacting nature of legal legitimacy demanded that Englishmen who ruled India project their public persona in the new hegemony of the rule of law. Yet this new hegemony left many loopholes in the ... More


The Imperial Court, the New Subadars and the Region

Muzahpar Alam

in The Crisis of Empire in Mughal North India: Awadh and Punjab, 1707-48

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198077411
eISBN:
9780199082384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077411.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter focuses on the changing relationships between provincial governors and the Mughal court. In Awadh, new subadar was involved in court politics in an attempt to reinforce his ... More


Serving Friends

Peter Robb

in Useful Friendship: Europeans and Indians in Early Calcutta

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099185
eISBN:
9780199083053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099185.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter focuses on Europeans’ Indian allies, agents, and employees, from intimate but hierarchical entanglements with the relatively influential (such as sircars) to casual, arbitrary ... More


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