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Title: The Petition as Event: Colonial Bombay, c. 1889-1914
Authors: Kidambi, Prashant
First Published: 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Citation: Modern Asian Studies, 2018, in press
Abstract: (Opening paragraph) In recent years, petitions – construed as ‘demands for a favour or for the redressing of an injustice, directed to some established authority’ – have been the focus of sustained and systematic historical analysis.1 A growing body of scholarly writing has explored how the ‘common human experience’ of petitioning has been shaped by the specificities of historical context. 2 In the process, historians have underscored how petitions are valuable ‘sources of social history’, which can be used to understand both structural transformations within the domains of state and society and the ways in which ordinary people sought to make themselves heard in their quest for justice.
ISSN: 0026-749X
eISSN: 1469-8099
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2018, Cambridge University Press. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. (
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Politics and International Relations

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