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Indian Legal Documents collection

Identifier: 11-MWalB02697

Scope and Contents

The Indian Legal Documents collection contains court records from several former princely states  in the present-day state of Rajasthan, dating primarily from the 1930s and 1940s.  Each document bears an official stamp reflecting location and related court fees.  Records are all hand-written in a variety of scripts; languages are primarily Hindustani and Urdu.  Locations, as stated on document stamps, include Bundi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Khetri, and Tonk.


  • 1929-1948 and unknown
  • Majority of material found in 1929-1948 and unknown
  • Other: Date acquired: 1994-10-05

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.  Please contact the department for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests to reproduce of publish material from the collection should be directed to Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.


1.50 Linear Feet

3 manuscript boxes other_unmapped


The collection consists of 1.5 linear feet of legal documents.  The documents have been kept in the order in which they were received.

Other Descriptive Information

Addenda to this collection may not be listed in the finding aid, but may be available for research use. Please contact us for more information.

Cassandra N. Berman
Description rules
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Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

415 South St.
Waltham MA

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