Law & Social Inquiry, the journal of the American Bar Foundation, has published a review symposium on Mitra Sharafi’s “Law and Identity in Colonial South Asia: Parsi Legal Culture, 1772-1947.”
Sharafi is a University of Wisconsin Law School professor specializing in the legal history of South Asia. Her 2014 book examines the role of the Parsis–an ethnoreligious minority that emigrated from ancient Persia to India–in making colonial legal culture.
The symposium includes Sharafi’s introductory essay, “Hijacking Law,” and four review essays by scholars of law, religion, anthropology and history. The review essays are titled: