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ILSP: SHARIAsource Fellow’s Lecture :: Sohaira Siddiqui :: The Transformation of Anglo-Muhammadan Law: Muslims on British Benches (25 Apr 2017 | Cambridge, MA).

Professor Siddiqui will discuss the rise and implementation of Anglo-Muhammadan law in British India. Most characterizations of Anglo-Muhammadan law depict it as a colonial legal project that displaced Islamic law and its institutions of authority. While this is largely accurate, the dynamics between Islamic law, Anglo-Muhammadan Law and British law were altered with the appointment of Indian Muslims as High Court judges. This talk will look at these shifting dynamics after the appointment of Justice Syed Mahmood, the first Muslim to be appointed as a High Court judge.