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In the presence of witnesses: petitioning and judicial 'publics' in western India, c. 1600-1820

Abstract:

Indian observers of the East India Company’s emerging political order in the late eighteenth century were, as is well known, struck by the inaccessibility of its officials to their Indian subjects. Both Indo-Muslim traditions of akhlāq, and Sanskrit-influenced norms for nīti or political ethics, emphasised the duties of rulers, or those they deputised, to be vigilant in their watch over the condition of their subjects, to listen to their concerns, and offer them regular opportunities to pres...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1017/S0026749X17000968

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Department:
St Cross College
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Modern Asian Studies Journal website
Volume:
53
Issue:
1
Pages:
52-88
Publication date:
2019-01-30
Acceptance date:
2017-08-08
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EISSN:
1469-8099
ISSN:
0026-749X
Pubs id:
pubs:724135
URN:
uri:f35b0103-e679-477c-b5f2-c3f559846f74
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uuid:f35b0103-e679-477c-b5f2-c3f559846f74
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pubs:724135

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