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Law, Authority, and Colonial Rule

Sandra den Otter

in India and the British Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199259885
eISBN:
9780191744587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259885.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Asian History

The chapter examines law and empire in colonial India. It explores the tensions between a bold civilizing and universalist ideology of imperial law, and a much more cautious imperium which sought to ... More


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