978-0-19-565906-1 / 0195659066

Gender, Slavery and Law in Colonial India

by Chatterjee, Indrani

Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA



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This volume shows that slaves acquired by some ruling households were incorporated into patterns of kinship. Colonial abolitionist measures did not even try to release these slaves; they restructured ideologies of marriage and succession instead and eroded the status of slave-descended members over time.

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