Epidemics in South Asian legal history

Our COVID-19 era has me thinking about  the bubonic plague’s 1896 arrival in Bombay. It stayed for over a decade. Here’s my description of the experience via two of my favorite legal memoirists: A. J. …

Women in Law (part 2)

Last month, I posted this passage from A.J.C. Mistry’s law firm memoirs on the early history of women in the legal profession in British India. This month, I’m sharing a list of life writing titles …

Women in Law (part 1)

One of my favorite chroniclers of the history of the legal profession in India is A. J. C. Mistry. Mistry was an unusual author of legal memoirs. He was not a lawyer or judge recounting …

Joint CRN lunch @ Washington LSA

Are you coming to the Law and Society Association’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. later this month? If so, please join us for the Joint Annual Collaborative Research Network (CRN) Lunch for CRN 15: British Colonial …

The Mormon-India connection

What links Mormonism and India? The Church of Latter Day Saints has a presence in India today. And like other historians, scholars of South Asian history avail themselves of the genealogical riches of Mormon archives …