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date: 01 June 2020

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This chapter considers what the future holds for the field of Indian legal history, which has burgeoned since the late 1990s. It explores opportunities for methodological innovation through digital history, oral history, and collaboration between scholars. These approaches promise to counterbalance certain patterns that have developed to date, particularly the heavy reliance on written English-language records from the colonial period. It suggests that the future of Indian legal history looks bright, particularly if scholars are willing to experiment and re-tool. By working together, turning outward, and acquiring the skills to engage with new media and techniques, scholars can continue to re-imagine and re-invigorate the field of Indian legal history.

Keywords: legal historiography, legal history, Indian law, digital history, oral history

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