Framed, Blamed and Renamed: The Recasting of Islamic Jurisprudence in Colonial South Asia

  title={Framed, Blamed and Renamed: The Recasting of Islamic Jurisprudence in Colonial South Asia},
  author={Scott Alan Kugle},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  pages={257 - 313}
  • S. Kugle
  • Published 1 April 2001
  • Political Science
  • Modern Asian Studies
A system should be formed, which shall preserve as much as possible can be done, their institutions and laws to the natives of Hindoostan, and attemper them with the mild spirit of British government.—John Bruce Jurisprudence is the nexus where authoritative texts, cultural assumptions, and political expediency come together during a crisis. It is therefore not so much a thing or a system as it is an experience, an interpretative experience. Yet the practice of jurisprudence is very different… Expand
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