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Landed Property and Credit

Tirthankar Roy and Anand V. Swamy

in Law and the Economy in Colonial India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226387642
eISBN:
9780226387789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226387789.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The institutional changes introduced under British rule in the 19th century made it easier to transfer land. Peasants could now borrow against land, and it could be seized when they failed to repay. ... More


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