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Law and Disorder

Peter Robb

in Sentiment and Self

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780198075127
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080878 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075127.003.0004
Law and Disorder

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This chapter discusses law and disorder in colonial Calcutta, describing Calcutta rules, rough justice, mediation, misrule, and order and morality. Like the rulers of the colonial empire, the employers of Calcutta's slaves, paid servants, and concubines operated in an atmosphere of both sentiment and conflict. By interpretations embedded in the narrative of his experiences, Richard Blechynden construed the English as caring and just and the Indians as often unreliable but improvable and potentially grateful.

Keywords: law; justice; order; morality; Calcutta rules; Richard Blechynden

Chapter.  9694 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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