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Published: 18 May 2021

240 Pages

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780192893932


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Colonial Terror

Torture and State Violence in Colonial India

Deana Heath

  • Broadens and challenges the literature on law in colonial India by examining the ways in which the legal system facilitated forms of colonial violence such as torture
  • Expands the analysis of colonial violence to look at quotidian, structural forms of violence, of which torture was simply a component
  • Examines the ways in which exceptional violence was central to the operation of colonial systems of rule
  • Delves beyond a simple victim/perpetrator binary to explore the ways in which subaltern elements of the police in colonial India served as violence workers for the colonial regime, and the ways in which colonial officials facilitated this

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