The Limited Raj: Agrarian Relations in Colonial India, Saran District, 1793-1920

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1989 - History - 271 pages
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Contents

The Setting of Control
13
Tables
25
Population Growth in Saran District 18721961
33
Population Density in Sarans Thanas 18721921
35
Agricultural Seasons Principal Crops and Cultivated Areas under Different Harvests
37
Percentage of Sarans Crops by Order of Importance 18731921
38
Percentage of Major Caste Groups in Saran 18721921
45
Average Annual Wholesale Price of Rice in Seers per Rupee 18611901
51
Origins of Hathwas Thikadars 1898
130
Khas System in Hathwa Raj Circles 1905
136
Transfer of Raiyati Rights 18911901 and 19111921
174
Categories of Transferees 18911901 and 19111921
175
Peasant Options in a Colonial Society
181
Outmigration from Saran 18811921
191
Principal Destinations of Sarans Outmigrants 18811921
192
Average Daily Wages in Saran Dacca and 24Parganas
196

The Limited Raj System
55
The System of Control
70
The British Development of Local Control
90
Estate Control and Management Systems
115
Hathwa Rajs Property 18731874
117
Indirect and Direct Management Systems in the Hathwa Raj 18741898
127
Tahsildars in the Hathwa Raj 1872
128
Resistance Violence and Collective Action as Peasant Options
206
Number ofRiots in Saran 18621920
214
Conclusions
225
Glossary
241
Index
267
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