Dr Nandini Chatterjee



The Making of Indian Secularism: Empire, Law and Christianity, 1830-1960, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.


The Love of Strangers: What Six Muslim Students Learned in Jane Austen's London by Nile Green, The English Historical Review, 2017

Mahzar-namas in the Mughal and British Empires: The Uses of an Indo-Islamic Legal Form, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 58, no. 2, 2016, 1-29

Hindu city and just empire: Banaras and India in Ali Ibrahim Khan's legal imagination, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, vol. 15, no. 1, 2014

with Subramanian L, Law and the Spaces of Empire: Introduction to the Special Issue, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, vol. 15, no. 1, 2014

Reflections on Religious Difference and Permissive Inclusion in Mughal Law, Journal of Law and Religion, vol. 29, no. 3, 2014, 393-415

Images of Islam: a murder in colonial Calcutta, Journal of Comparative Law, vol. 7, no. 2, 2013, 78-95

Muslim or Christian? Family quarrels and religious diagnosis in a colonial court, American Historical Review, vol. 117, no. 4, 2012, 1101-1122

Religious change, social conflict and legal competition: The emergence of Christian personal law in colonial India, Modern Asian Studies, vol. 44, no. 6, 2010, 1147-1195

English law, Brahmo marriage, and the problem of religious difference: Civil marriage laws in Britain and India, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 52, no. 3, 2010, 524-552


Liberty as Recognition, in Sullivan WF, Hurd E, Mahmood S, Danchin P (eds) Politics of Religious Freedom, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015

The political theology of Indian Christian citizenship: an instance of secularism as culture, in Black B, Hyman G, Smith G (eds) Confronting Secularism in Europe and India: Legitimacy and Disenchantment in Contemporary Times, London: Bloomsbury, 2014

Law, Culture and History: Amir Ali's Interpretation of Islamic Tradition, in Dorsett S, McLaren J (eds) Legal Histories of the British Empire: Laws, Engagements and Legacies, London: Routledge, 2014


Review of Scottish Orientalists and India: The Muir Brothers, Religion, Education and Empire, by Avril A. Powell, Canadian Journal of History, vol. 48, no. 2, 2013, 403-403

Review of Mithi Mukherjee. India in the Shadows of Empire: A Legal and Political History 1774-1950. 2d ed. New York: Oxford University Press. 2011, American Historical Review, vol. 117, no. 3, 2012, 837-838