Law, Disorder and the Colonial State

Corruption in Burma c.1900

  • Jonathan Saha

Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Jonathan Saha
    Pages 1-15
  3. Jonathan Saha
    Pages 16-46
  4. Jonathan Saha
    Pages 47-71
  5. Jonathan Saha
    Pages 72-96
  6. Jonathan Saha
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    Pages 126-132
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 133-166

About this book


In this original study British rule in Burma is examined through quotidian acts of corruption. Saha outlines a novel way to study the colonial state as it was experienced in everyday life, revealing a complex world of state practices where legality and illegality were inseparable: the informal world upon which formal colonial power rested.


1900 British rule experience law novel

Authors and affiliations

  • Jonathan Saha
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BristolUK

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