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The adaptable peasant : agrarian society in western Sri Lanka under Dutch rule, 1740-1800

Author: Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008.
Series: TANAP monographs on the history of the Asian-European interaction, v. 9.
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Analyses how in early colonial times, the peasant society of Sri Lanka underwent fundamental changes in the land tenure system as it faced the arrival of the Dutch East India Company administration's merchant capitalism. This study also reveals the dynamics of caste formation as a result of the early colonial encounter.
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Dewasiri, Nirmal Ranjith.
Adaptable peasant.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008
(DLC) 2007045317
(OCoLC)173808136
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri
ISBN: 9789047432821 9047432827
OCLC Number: 654684668
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (doctoral--Leiden University).
Description: 1 online resource (xxxi, 294 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series Title: TANAP monographs on the history of the Asian-European interaction, v. 9.
Responsibility: by Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri.

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