Analytical Study of Punjabi Law [India]. Tupper, C[harles] L[ewis], Editor. [Wilson, J., Editor of Volume IV, Walker, T. Gordon, Editor of Volume V.]. Punjab Customary Law. Calcutta: Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, 1881-1885. 5 volumes. Quarto (10" x 6-3/4"). Contemporary cloth, gilt titles to spines. Moderate rubbing to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities with chipping to spine ends, some hinges cracked, internally clean. Ex-library.Shelf labels to spines, markings to endleaves, small stamps to title pages. $450. * Only edition. A region with sophisticated systems of law and government, the Punjab region was gradually colonized by Great Britain during the eighteenth century. It remained part of the British Empire until the end of British rule in 1947. At this time the region was divided between India and Pakistan. As these volumes indicates, the British recognized the sophistication and value of Punjabi law and took efforts to comprehend and adapt it to English law. Contents: I. A Selection from the Records of the Punjab Government, II. Statements of Customary Law in Different Districts, III. Questions on Tribunal and Local Custom: a Manual for the Use of Settlement Officers, IV. General Code of Tribal Custom in the Sirsa District of the Punjab, V. The Customary Law of the Ludhiana District. OCLC locates 27 copies. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) II:778.
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