Surplus to subsistance: a critique of British land revenue policy in Rajasthan, 1870-1910
The Book Is A Study Of British Land Revenue Policy In Operation In The States Of Rajasthan. Prior To A Change In British Perception Around 1870, The Region Had Been Credited With A Prosperous And Convented Peasantry. Half A Century Later When The British Had Succeeded In Introducing Land Revenue Settlements Ina Major Part Of The Region, The Peasantry Had Been Reduced To The Level Of Subsistence. It Had Been Brought About By British Imposition Of An Iniquitous Land Revenue Demand During Periods Of Actual Administrative Control Established During Regency Or Financial Difficulty Of The State Concerned.
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Land Revenue Settlements 3887
Resource Crunch and Revenue Settlements 88174
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acres agricultural Ajmer district Ajmer Merwara Alwar and Bharatpur assami assessment assumed yield average Bajra barani barani land barishi bhur bighas Bikaner British cash rents cattle wealth Central Tehsils chiknot confessed crops dahri Deeg Dholpur district Dungarpur Dwyer earlier Eastern Tehsils enhanced famine Final Report fodder foodgrains Gopalgarh gorma Government Govindgarh gross produce Ibid ijaredars increase intermediaries irrigated irrigated area Jhalawar kanungos Karauli Kishangarh Kota Kumher lakhs lambardars land area land revenue demand land revenue policy land revenue settlement land settlement Lupton mahajan Mandawar mattiyar maunds ment Mewar Northern opium owners ownership paid pargana patels patwaris payment peasant peasantry percentage population prevalent proprietors rabi crops Rajasthan Ramgarh realised reduced regency administration regressive taxation ruler Rupbas Rupees sabiqa sairaba settlement officers Settlement Report soil Southern Tehsils TABLE talabi tanks tenants tenure Tijara tion Todgarh Tonk Total village Water Revenue Whiteway Wingate zamindars