By Peter Robb

This e-book analyses the nature of British rule in nineteenth-century India, via targeting the underlying rules and the sensible repercussions of agrarian coverage. It argues that the good lease legislation debate and the Bengal Tenancy Act of 1885 helped represent a revolution within the powerful goals of presidency and within the colonial skill to intervene in India, yet that they did so along a continuous weak point of realizing and in potent neighborhood keep an eye on. specifically, the e-book considers the significance of notions of old rights and financial growth to the fake categorisations made up of agrarian constitution. It indicates that the Tenancy Act helped to widen social disparities in rural Bihar, and to create political pursuits at the land.

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