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Joseph C. Miller Memorial Lecture by Girija Joshi

This talk reflects upon the contested definitions of ‘rightful’ dependency in early nineteenth-century Panjab, focusing specifically upon the overlapping bonds of service, patronage, and kinship that underpinned states in the region. Using a combination of colonial reports, judicial archives, and Indo-Persian accounts, it contrasts the perspectives of three groups of actors—that of the British colonial state, that of local elites in positions of dominance, and that of their clients and tributaries. Building on research from elsewhere in South Asia, it argues that the colonial state’s juridical and administrative practices suggest that its conceptions of what constituted ‘legitimate’ and ‘illegitimate’ dependency were inconsistent, and guided in no small part by the aim of consolidating their hold over the region.
Time
Monday, 06.12.2021 16:00 - 18:00
Event type
Lecture series
Topic
Defining ‘Legitimate’ Dependency in Colonial Panjab: Colonial and Local Perspectives
Target groups

Public

Students

Researchers

Languages
English
Location
Online via Zoom
Reservation
No
Organizer
BCDSS
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