The Rhetorical and Substantive Basis of the
'Rule of Law' under Colonialism:
The Suppression of Terrorism
in Bengal in the early Twentieth Century
The history of British rule in India, and more widely of European colonialism around the world, leads one to the tempting and entirely plausible supposition that there was generally one law for the colonizers, and another one for the colonized. Law has always been, to rehearse a familiar cliche, an instrument of the ruling class...