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Two Lives in Law: The Reminiscences of A.J.C. Mistry and Sir Norman Macleod, 1884-1926


Mitra J. Sharafi


University of Wisconsin Law School

March 12, 2014

A Heritage of Judging: The Bombay High Court through 150 Years (Mumbai: Maharashtra Judicial Academy, Indian Mediation Centre and Training Institute, 2012), 259-283.
Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1252

Abstract:     
Few legal professionals in colonial India left memoirs or collections of personal papers. This article examines two rare exceptions from Bombay around the turn of the twentieth century. The Scottish Chief Justice of Bombay, Sir Norman Macleod, left a rich collection of private papers, including letters to his young son who was studying in Britain. A. J. C. Mistry was a Parsi managing clerk of the solicitors' firm Wadia Ghandy and Co. He published detailed accounts of the firm's creation and growth, and of his life there. On the occasion of the Bombay High Court's 150th anniversary, the article offers a portrait of late colonial views on mortality, mobility, loyalty and regret, in addition to the rising independence movement and the Indianization of the legal profession.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 27

Keywords: South Asia; India; legal history; history of the legal profession; judges; colonialism; British Empire

JEL Classification: Z00

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Date posted: March 14, 2014 ; Last revised: March 26, 2014

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Sharafi, Mitra J., Two Lives in Law: The Reminiscences of A.J.C. Mistry and Sir Norman Macleod, 1884-1926 (March 12, 2014). A Heritage of Judging: The Bombay High Court through 150 Years (Mumbai: Maharashtra Judicial Academy, Indian Mediation Centre and Training Institute, 2012), 259-283.; Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1252. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2408064

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University of Wisconsin Law School ( email )
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Madison, WI 53706
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