This reading list covers the history of law and legalities in South Asia, with a focus on British India.

For online bibliographies and research guides on related topics, see Links (scroll down to 1d).

[Please send me information about any relevant scholarly publications so I can include them below: To ensure bibliographic accuracy, I only include works that I or my research assistants have been able to look at ourselves (article scans much appreciated).]

(I thank Nandini Chatterjee, Rohit De, Marc Galanter, James Jaffe, Tim Lubin, Kalyani Ramnath, Rachel Sturman, and others for sharing syllabi and references with me. I thank Shatrunjay Mall for his assistance in updating this bibliography in 2019.)

[version updated on 9 March 2019]