Postcolonial penality: Liberty and repression in the shadow of independence, India c. 1947

  title={Postcolonial penality: Liberty and repression in the shadow of independence, India c. 1947},
  author={Mark Brown},
  journal={Theoretical Criminology},
  pages={186 - 208}
  • Mark Brown
  • Published 13 January 2016
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Theoretical Criminology
This article reports primary archival data on the colonial penal history of British India and its reconfiguration into the postcolonial Indian state. It introduces criminologists to frameworks through which postcolonial scholars have sought to make sense of the continuities and discontinuities of rule across the colonial/postcolonial divide. The article examines the postcolonial life of one example of colonial penal power, known as the criminal tribes policy, under which more than three million… 
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