Race, Religion and Law in Colonial India: Trials of an Interracial Family (BOK)

Chandra Mallampalli

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How did British rule in India transform persons from lower social classes? Could Indians from such classes rise in the world by marrying Europeans and embracing their religion and customs? This book explores such questions by examining the intriguing story of an interracial family who lived in southern India in the mid-nineteenth century. The family, which consisted of two untouchable brothers, both of whom married Eurasian women, became wealthy as distillers in the local community. A family dispute resulted in a landmark court case, Abraham v. Abraham. Chandra Mallampalli uses this case to examine the lives of those involved, and shows that far from being products of a 'civilizing mission' who embraced the ways of Englishmen, the Abrahams were ultimately - when faced with the strictures of the colonial legal system - obliged to contend with hierarchy and racial difference.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Chandra Mallampalli
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107012615
Antall sider 286 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 2,1cm
Vekt 510 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Asian history, Ethnic studies, Colonialism & imperialism

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