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Introduction

Diana S. Kim

in Empires of Vice: The Rise of Opium Prohibition across Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691172408
eISBN:
9780691199696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172408.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter establishes the bureaucracy as a major player in the prohibition of opium in Southeast Asian colonial government. It argues that local administrators stationed in each ... More


‘Panditji Knows Best’: Bureaucratic Culture and the Making of the Ministry of External Affairs

Vineet Thakur

in Postscripts on Independence: Foreign Policy Ideas, Identity, and Institutions in India and South Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199479641
eISBN:
9780199094066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199479641.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Unlike most other departments that made the transition from the colonial to the postcolonial regime, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) underwent a fundamental transition of both personnel and ... More


Against Indolence: ‘Paupers’, ‘Public-Works’ and Philanthropy

Sanjay Sharma

in Famine, Philanthropy and the Colonial State: North India in the Early Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195653861
eISBN:
9780199081653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195653861.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter describes the scale and extent of famine relief by the colonial state, and explores the genealogy of the categories used to classify relief-seekers. Official policy at first sought to ... More


A Shared Turn: Opium and the Rise of Prohibition

Diana S. Kim

in Empires of Vice: The Rise of Opium Prohibition across Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691172408
eISBN:
9780691199696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172408.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter presents the guiding concepts, theoretical claims, and analytical frameworks that guide the book. It shows how colonial states came to ban opium consumption, a once permissible vice that ... More


Introduction

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/9780195680836.003.0010
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter provides a discussion on the purpose of the book and its main arguments. It briefly discusses the cultural angle of the rule of law, as introduced and developed by colonial discourse, ... More


In Colonial Bureaucracy

Suparna Gooptu

in Cornelia Sorabji: India's Pioneering Woman Lawyer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678345
eISBN:
9780199080380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678345.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter first provides a discussion on legal help to the purdahnashins and extensions of the authority of the Empire. Cornelia Sorabji's duties as the lady legal adviser to the court of wards ... More


Empires of Vice: The Rise of Opium Prohibition across Southeast Asia

Diana S. Kim

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691172408
eISBN:
9780691199696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172408.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

During the late nineteenth century, opium was integral to European colonial rule in Southeast Asia. The taxation of opium was a major source of revenue for British and French colonizers, who also ... More


Engaging Colonial Subjects on the Move: Colonial State, Migration, and Diasporic Nationhood

Jaeeun Kim

in Contested Embrace: Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797627
eISBN:
9780804799614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797627.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 1 analyzes the construction of the legal, bureaucratic, and semantic infrastructures of Korean nation-building, which emerged amidst the dramatic transformation of the regional interstate ... More


Land and Law in Colonial India

Anand V. Swamy (ed.)

in Law and Long-Term Economic Change: A Eurasian Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772730
eISBN:
9780804777612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772730.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the evolution of policies by the Indian colonial state toward property rights in land. Initially, the fiscal imperative predominated: it tried to identify the “owners” of land ... More


Conclusion

Diana S. Kim

in Empires of Vice: The Rise of Opium Prohibition across Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691172408
eISBN:
9780691199696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172408.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter reflects on the analytical and normative significance to this book's approach toward colonial bureaucracies and inner anxieties of the administrative state. Understanding this ... More


The Roving Practitioner of Law: 1893–1904

Suparna Gooptu

in Cornelia Sorabji: India's Pioneering Woman Lawyer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678345
eISBN:
9780199080380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678345.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Cornelia Sorabji was aware of the difficulties that she would have to face in pursuing a career in the legal profession when she returned to India. She spent her time in trying to secure a foothold ... More


New Cures: The Caracas Company, the Crown, and Commercial Control

Jesse Cromwell

in The Smugglers' World: Illicit Trade and Atlantic Communities in Eighteenth-Century Venezuela

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469636887
eISBN:
9781469636948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636887.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Chapter 3 examines the creation and administration of the Caracas Company as an organization designed to increase trade to Venezuela but also to police its coastline. Although realizations of Spanish ... More


Background to a Scandal: The Milieu

Michael D. Metelits

in The Arthur Crawford Scandal: Corruption, Governance, and Indian Victims

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199498611
eISBN:
9780190991319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199498611.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Political History

Chapter 1 defines ‘mamlatdars’, important actors in the events the book covers. It also presents an overview of the Crawford scandal and an earlier scandal―both of which occurred in the Bombay ... More


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