Colonial Law and Infrastructural Power: Reconstructing Community, Locating the Female Subject

@article{Singha2003ColonialLA,
  title={Colonial Law and Infrastructural Power: Reconstructing Community, Locating the Female Subject},
  author={Radhika Singha},
  journal={Studies in History},
  year={2003},
  volume={19},
  pages={126 - 87}
}
Acknowledgements: A six week fellowship organized by the Centre for Feminist Legal Research, Delhi, the Law department of Keele University, and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies at Leeds University gave me the opportunity to research this article. I am very grateful to Prof. Ratna Kapur and Dr Ruth Fletcher for all the time and effort they put in to make this exchange programme a success. Neeladri Bhattacharya, Tanika Sarkar, Nandini Sundar, Hari and Ravi Vasudevan helped me in my… Expand
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