Order and Disorder in Early Colonial Bengal, 1800-1860 (Hardcover)
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Order and Disorder in Early Colonial Bengal: 1800-1860 investigates the mechanism of social control with reference to contemporary British administrative policies and the ideological background and colonial perceptions of law and justice. It also concentrates on the various social disorders faced by the colonial state at times when the society was relatively free from insurrectionary disturbances. It gives a detailed account of apparently less significant rural violence, dacoity, and rural riots in particular-which kept the local authorities on their toes-in the light of popular attitudes, prejudices, and perceptions of law and order vis- vis the colonial one.