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Journal of Asian Studies (1999) 58 (3): 872–874.
Published: 01 August 1999
...Rashmi Ball Chilka The Decline of the Bengal Zamindars: Midnapore, 1870–1920 . By Chitta Panda . Delhi : Oxford University Press , 1997 . xxi, 231 pp. $24.95 (cloth). Cotton and Famine in Berur, 1850–1900 . By Laxman D. Satya . New Delhi : Manohar , 1997 . 344 pp...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1980) 40 (1): 181–182.
Published: 01 November 1980
...James R. Hagen Zamindars, Mines and Peasants: Studies in the History of an Indian Coalfield and its Rural Hinterland . Edited by Dietmar Rothermund and D. C. Wahdwa . New Delhi : Manohar Publications (South Asia Interdisciplinary Regional Research Programme, Heidelberg University, South...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2010) 69 (3): 939–940.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar The Spoils of Partition: Bengal and India, 1947–1967 . By Joya Chatterji . New York : Cambridge University Press , 2007 . xvi , 342 pp. $93.00 (cloth). Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. 2010 2010 This book joins a growing...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1970) 29 (4): 799–806.
Published: 01 August 1970
... a following of mansabdars who were loyal to himself. Since many of the smaller and/or less efficient zamindars were unable to pay the increased revenue demand, they lost their zamindaris. Consequently, the pattern of many relatively small zamindaris was replaced by one of relatively few and much larger...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1976) 35 (2): 221–235.
Published: 01 February 1976
... by zamindars locally important land-holders)—were more or less a constant in Mughal India. They were particularly prevalent in Gujarat and Bengal, but Hindustan was far from exempt. What we really need here is an attempt at a quantitative assessment of the number of revolts, and of participants in them, during...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1984) 43 (2): 362–364.
Published: 01 February 1984
... Byzantine in its complexity. That complexity stemmed, first, from the subinfeudation or multi- BOOK REVIEWS SOUTH ASIA 363 plication of tenures between the cultivator and the zamindar who collected the land tax for the government and, second, from the reliance on a vocabulary of analysis which did...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1976) 35 (2): 237–256.
Published: 01 February 1976
..., the zamindars . In the end, it was a series of revolts of zamindars that brought down the empire. In his evidence for oppression and revolt, Habib leans heavily on descriptive accounts of events in the Deccan for the period 1690–1707. In addition, more recently, M. Athar Ali has published an essay in which he...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1981) 40 (4): 827–828.
Published: 01 August 1981
... conjectures, the bases for which are well-explained. What are Islam's major tentative statistical conclusions? First, in 1790 twelve "great zamindars" owned land paying 53 percent of Bengal's land revenue. The rajas of Burdwan and Rajshahi together paid 29 percent (p. 3). Second, in the decade following...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2006) 65 (1): 61–90.
Published: 01 February 2006
... of a variety of kinds: of kings, zamindars, temples, caste chiefs, and trader/bankers, as well as the British government. Drawing from oral histories and archival evidence, this article analyzes the shifting nature of transactions around irrigation and the contradictions that emerged between different...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1965) 24 (2): 261–281.
Published: 01 February 1965
... bureaucratic elite in South India, the Maratha Brahmans. Komartis and other Banyas had proved indispensable for the Company's commercial enterprises. But it was the Desasthas, with generations of experience under Nawabs and Zamindars, who were better suited to the demands of government. Maratha Brahmans...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2002) 61 (4): 1403–1404.
Published: 01 November 2002
... a wider network of trading intermediaries and the practice of merchants of making seed and consumption loans to peasant households, especially during periods of dearth. Datta also argues against the established view that in eighteenth-century Bengal, the role of the zamindar and other landed magnates...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2019) 78 (3): 709–710.
Published: 01 August 2019
... landowners at the apex, a bewildering variety of intermediaries, and immiserated peasantry at the bottom. Two features of the landscape are unusual though: first, the presence of the colonial state itself as the largest zamindar, and second, the precarious ecological environment that made cultivating...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2002) 61 (4): 1401–1403.
Published: 01 November 2002
... and consumption loans to peasant households, especially during periods of dearth. Datta also argues against the established view that in eighteenth-century Bengal, the role of the zamindar and other landed magnates in the countryside lay in the polity, rather than in agricultural production. He shows...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1971) 30 (2): 315–339.
Published: 01 February 1971
... on the Survey and Settlement Operations in the District of Midnapore, 1911 to 1917 , ( Calcutta , 1918 ), 40 and 42) . In other cases the zamindar was in direct touch with the cultivator. The character of this relationship has been clearly described by Mr. Bayley, the Collector of Midnapore in the following...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1976) 35 (2): 257–263.
Published: 01 February 1976
... noble (mansabdar), landholder (zamindar), and peasant (ra'iyat) which, when maintained in equilibrium, were creative of order and stability, but which if allowed to pull free were creative of disorder and impotence. Such a free pull occurred when the Marathas as zamindars forcibly jerked against the bit...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2008) 67 (2): 513–543.
Published: 01 May 2008
... official who participated in the Mughal campaigns against refractory zamindars in the eastern part of Bengal during the later seventeenth century, are a revealing testament to the violence and terror unleashed by the imperial military machine in these parts. The destruction of Raja Pratapaditya of Jessore...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1980) 40 (1): 179–181.
Published: 01 November 1980
..., is Rothermund's conclusion that this legislation elevated the "substantial peasantry" to a position of primacy in rural India. In any case, Rothermund's generalizations, old and new, deserve attention, because they reflect imagination and offer insight. ANANDA. YANG University of Utah Zamindars, Mines...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1999) 58 (3): 871–872.
Published: 01 August 1999
..., on women in South Asia, and on women's and refugees' legal rights. GAIL MINAULT University of Texas, Austin The Decline of the Bengal Zamindars: Midnapore, 1870-1920. By C H I T T A P A N D A . Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1997. xxi, 231 pp. $24.95 (cloth). Cotton and Famine in Berur, 1850-1900...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1997) 56 (2): 517–518.
Published: 01 May 1997
... analysis of the politics of eighteenth century "rural trade" focuses on the role of zamindars in establishing, taxing, and supervising markets, and on their need for trade and credit to pay the revenue demand. Chatterjee clearly establishes that the Company's interventions in rural trade in the 1790s...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1987) 46 (4): 941–942.
Published: 01 November 1987
... by which, first, the king continually needed the support of the zamindars to rule or expand and, second, that section of the zamindar family most loyal to the successful claimant to the throne was rewarded with local rights. As the principal Maratha text on kingship, the Ajndpatra, makes clear, these local...