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Community as History

Gyanendra Pandey

in The Construction of Communalism in Colonial North India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198077305
eISBN:
9780199081097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077305.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses the example of a slightly different kind of local history from the Bhojpuri region, which represents just one attempt among many in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to ... More


Capitalist Property and the ‘Calamity of Season’

Rohan D’Souza

in Drowned and Dammed: Colonial Capitalism and Flood Control in Eastern India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195682175
eISBN:
9780199082094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195682175.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter describes how the Mughal-Maratha agrarian order was comprehensively dismantled and replaced by the colonial zamindari tenure system. It also reviews how flood vulnerability became ... More


The Early Struggles and Peace at Last: Land Reforms, Golaknath, Kesavananda, and Articles 31-B and 31-C

O. Chinnappa Reddy

in The Court and the Constitution of India: Summit and Shallows

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198066286
eISBN:
9780199081462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198066286.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Pursuant to the promises made in regard to agrarian reforms, several states enacted laws abolishing zamindari. Immediately after the commencement of the Constitution, several high courts in India, at ... More


Before Independence

Sanjoy Chakravorty

in The Price of Land: Acquisition, Conflict, Consequence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198089544
eISBN:
9780199082438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089544.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter summarizes two hundred years of history of land policies and their impacts on peasant life in pre-independence India. It begins with a synopsis of pre-colonial conditions, focusing on ... More


Transition to Colonialism: 1707–1857

Tirthankar Roy

in The Economic History of India, 1857-2010

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190128296
eISBN:
9780190992040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190128296.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The eighteenth-century economy of the Indian subcontinent was an uneven one. On the one hand, there were present a rich indigenous commercial tradition; territorial states that respected private ... More


The Zamīndārs’ Share in the Surplus

Shireen Moosvi

in The Economy of the Mughal Empire c. 1595: A Statistical Study

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199450541
eISBN:
9780199085491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450541.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

The Ā’ῑn-i Akbarῑ provides one sociological and the other administrative or military set of data, which enable one to work out the zamīndārs’ share in the surplus. It provides, first, a pargana-wise ... More


VIII

in The Struggle of My Life: Autobiography of Swami Sahajanand Saraswati

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199480364
eISBN:
9780199096565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199480364.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This deals with one of the most memorable parts of Sahajanand’s life story. With the formation of the All India Kisan Sabha in 1936, Sahajanand emerged as the topmost peasant leader, and in the ... More


The Mughal State and the Sikh Panth

J.S. Grewal

in Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708): Master of the White Hawk

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199494941
eISBN:
9780190990398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199494941.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

The framework of the Mughal state has been outlined in this chapter in terms of the central and provincial administration, the jagirdari system, the zamindari system, and the pattern of state ... More


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