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The Resource From the colonial to the contemporary : images, iconography, memories, and performances of law in India's high courts, Rahela Khorakiwala

From the colonial to the contemporary : images, iconography, memories, and performances of law in India's high courts, Rahela Khorakiwala

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From the colonial to the contemporary : images, iconography, memories, and performances of law in India's high courts
Title
From the colonial to the contemporary
Title remainder
images, iconography, memories, and performances of law in India's high courts
Statement of responsibility
Rahela Khorakiwala
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"From the Colonial to the Contemporary explores the representation of law, images and justice in the first three colonial high courts of India at Calcutta, Bombay and Madras. It is based upon ethnographic research work and data collected from interviews with judges, lawyers, court staff, press reporters and other persons associated with the courts. Observing the courts through the in vivo, in trial and practice, the book asks questions at different registers, including the impact of the architecture of the courts, the contestation around the renaming of the high courts, the debate over the use of English versus regional languages, forms of addressing the court, the dress worn by different court actors, rules on photography, video recording, live telecasting of court proceedings, use of CCTV cameras and the alternatives to courtroom sketching, and the ceremony and ritual that exists in daily court proceedings. The three colonial high courts studied in this book share a recurring historical tension between the Indian and British notions of justice. This tension is apparent in the semiotics of the legal spaces of these courts and is transmitted through oral history as narrated by the judges, lawyers and court staff who are interviewed. The contemporary understandings of these court personnel are therefore seen to have deep historical roots. In this context, the architecture and judicial iconography of the high courts helps to constitute, preserve and reinforce the ambivalent relationship that the court shares with its own contested image"--
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Khorakiwala, Rahela
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • India
  • India
  • India
  • India
  • India
  • India
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Conduct of court proceedings
  • Symbolism in law
  • Courthouses
  • Conduct of court proceedings
  • Courthouses
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Symbolism in law
  • India
Label
From the colonial to the contemporary : images, iconography, memories, and performances of law in India's high courts, Rahela Khorakiwala
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Publication
Note
Based on author's dissertation (doctoral - Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2017)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 277 pages
Isbn
9781509930654
Lccn
2019039793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1110453122
Label
From the colonial to the contemporary : images, iconography, memories, and performances of law in India's high courts, Rahela Khorakiwala
Publication
Note
Based on author's dissertation (doctoral - Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2017)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 277 pages
Isbn
9781509930654
Lccn
2019039793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1110453122

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