The Frontier Crimes Regulation A History in Documents

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  • Copyright: 2013-08-31
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

Robert Nichols is Professor of History at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. He teaches South Asian and Indian Ocean history and has researched regional and interregional histories of the early modern and modern periods. His recent publications, including articles and chapters in edited volumes, have included work on the Pashtun communities of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Subjects of interest have included regional historiography, migration, and language policy.

Table of Contents

1. An early 1886 correspondence between the Punjab government and the Peshawar Division Commissioner discussing the 'whole question of criminal administration of the Peshawar District' and the problem of violence in the Division, 'the present lamentable prevalence of homicide and murder'. The document summarizes official views towards the adoption of a 'new Frontier Regulation'
2. A later 1886 correspondence between the Punjab government and the Peshawar Division Commissioner continuing the discussion of possible changes in criminal investigations and procedures
3. The Punjab Frontier Crimes Regulation, 1887
4. A November 1887 'Gazette Notification' about the 'classes' subject to the FCR
5. A summer 1892 letter discussing FCR cases in regards to the use of official jirgas
6. A fall 1892 letter discussing FCR cases related to issues about women
7. A spring 1893 letter discussing FCR issues
8. A June 1893 letter discussing jirgas and issues related to women
9. Correspondence beginning in fall 1894 related to FCR jirgas
10 Correspondence from late 1897 discussing amendments to the 1887 FCR
11. Report of the Frontier Crimes Regulation Committee, 1899
12. A summer 1900 collection of correspondence and tables of statistics on crime and FCR related issues
13. The Punjab Frontier Crimes Regulation, 1887 (As Amended) 1900
14. 'Customary Law of the Main Tribes in the Peshawar District', by J.G. Lorimer (1899), revised by J.G. Acheson, 1934

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