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Land and local kingship in 18th century Bengal

Author: John R McLane
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Series: Cambridge South Asian studies, 53.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the politics and culture of eastern India's landed chiefs.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John R McLane
ISBN: 0521410746 9780521410748
OCLC Number: 25049998
Description: xxiv, 342 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Map of southwest Bengal --
pt. I. Bengal --
1. Introduction. 2. Nazims of Bengal and the large zamindars. 3. Collecting rents and revenues. 4. Coercion. 5. Political gifts and patronage --
pt. II. Burdwan. 6. Mughal Burdwan and the rise of the Burdwan raj. 7. Burdwan's expansion. 8. The Maratha invasions, 1742-1751. 9. Zamindars and the transition to Company rule. 10. The famine of 1770. 11. Revenue farming, 1771-1777. 12. Zamindari family politics: the Burdwan raj, 1770-1775. 13. The politics of Burdwan family debt and marriages, 1775-1778. 14. Testing the limits, 1778-1790. 15. Burdwan under the Decennial and Permanent Settlements. 16. Patnis and the elusive quest for independence and security --
17. Conclusion.
Series Title: Cambridge South Asian studies, 53.
Responsibility: John R. McLane.
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