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Grass in their mouths : the Upper Doab of India under the Company's Magna Charta, 1793-1830

Author: D H A Kolff
Publisher: Leiden, The Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
Series: Brill's Indological library, v. 33.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The core of the book consists of superbly-detailed studies of how, on a frontier of colonial India, village leaders, Indian policemen and revenue officials, bankers and judges confronted, survived ,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D H A Kolff
ISBN: 9789004185029 900418502X
OCLC Number: 624420145
Description: xiv, 647 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Cornwallis system and the colonial executive --
The Gujars of the Upper Doab --
A change of system in Merath --
Beyond rules and regulations : Dehra Dun under Frederick Shore --
How the Landhaura riyāsat was dissected --
Lawlessness and legal plunder in Saharanpur.
Series Title: Brill's Indological library, v. 33.
Responsibility: by Dirk H.A. Kolff.

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