The Woman Poisoner Stereotype, Anti‑Abortion Laws in Colonial India and More with Dr. Mitra Sharafi

Sep 19, 2022


In this episode, legal historian Dr. Mitra Sharafi talks to us about how racial differences shaped the development of forensic science in colonial India, why the anti-abortion law was poorly enforced back then, and how death by poisoning became common during epidemics. 
‘In Perspective’ is our podcast series where academics reveal little-known facts about Indian history, society and culture.


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