Inter-area/Border Crossing

Organized Panel Session

Colonial and Post Colonial Concepts and Policies for Indigenous Communities Land Rights in Asia

Friday, July 6
2:40 PM - 4:10 PM
Location: Marigold, New Building

Although almost all of the previously colonized territories, can technically be characterized as having relatively regained their political independence, however, the far-reaching effects bequeathed from the historical epoch of Western colonial expansion continue to form an integral part of the lived experiences of the communities till today. One of the social domains through which these enduring colonial legacies continue to be remarkably manifested is the discourse of property rights in respect of land. The papers herein proposed to depart from the premise that one of the foremost and immediate contentious hurdles that confronted the various colonial powers was the prior organized presence of indigenous populations and their respective institutions of property rights. To overcome these hurdles, almost (if not) all colonial powers heavily relied on an array of administrative actions, for calculated transplantations, adaptations and enforcement of colonial legal discourses of property rights in land. Hence as alluded to by McAuslan the creation of enclaves of westernized legal modernities of property rights, which varied not only in respect of the various colonial powers but also across time and space. The papers in the panel make an attempt to craft the change and comparative analyses of the colonial land laws of the various colonial powers as well as the enduring impact that these may have had on indigenous land rights of their respective subjects, as presented in the papers about India, Malaysia, Pakistan and Portuguese Goa both during as well as in the long aftermath of direct colonial rule.

Bina Kumari. Sengar

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, India

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Bina Kumari. Sengar

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, India

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