The Agrarian System of Mughal India (Third Edition). Third Edition. Irfan Habib. Oxford India Perennials Series. Author is a. Irfan Habib, The Agrarian System of Mughal India, , Second Revised Edition (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, ), pp. xvi+, Rs. /-. eighty-fifth birthday. Ed. by JOHN BASTIN and R. ROOLVINK. pp. xii + Clarendon. Press; Oxford University Press. 84,?. This collection of essays by

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The wealth of source materials, particularly administrative manuals, revenue records and court chronicles that went into the making of the text, helped enforce a new rigour into medieval Indian studies. The first edition of this book, published inpresented a mass of critically analyzed material on the agrarian condition of pre-colonial India–a subject which until then had received little attention.

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Help Center Find new research papers in: The contradictions in the revised edition stand more exposed than in the original. Biological and Cultural Consequences of Alfred W. From inside the book.

On Hinduism Wendy Doniger. The Making of Medieval Antifraternalism G.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The book is an acknowledged classic on the agrarian condition of pre-colonial India.

Preface Excerpts from Preface to the First Edition 1. While the sequence and titles of the chapters remain the same, the chapter on the village community has been modified and enlarged considerably. When the first edition of the book under review appeared init was a historic event for Mughal studies. This book provides a comprehensive account of land revenue, administration, agrarian economy, and social structure in India during the Mughal period.


It appears that all the writings that did appear in the last four decades only muthal him march gracefully and unopposed to his grand set of conclusions.

It was one of the first works to systsm moved beyond the narrow confines of dynastic history or sectarian typecasting. The volume also provides information on land measurements; weights; coinages; revenue statistics; price movements; and the village community. To be sure, a number of new sources have been harnessed in this edition.

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Material Conditions of the Life of the Peasantry 4. Reading through the revised edition, one is almost led to believe that the Mughal historiography today is no richer in terms of multiplicity of perspectives.

Oxford University Press,pp. This is followed by an attempt to weave through an all India pattern for the entire length of the period from mid syshem century to early eighteenth century. The Land Revenue 7. Yet, the author is keen on maintaining that the land revenue was a retrogressive tax pp.


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The agrarian system of Mughal India, User Review – Flag as inappropriate The 1 book by unranked habib. Marriage and Revolution Sian Reynolds. Hostages in the Middle Havib Adam J. Choose your country or region Close. Many of its key findings, particularly those concerning administrative institutions and the position of the zamindars, have become standard tools in the field.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Indeed, sustem set the tone for much of the writing in the field for the next twenty-five years or so.

The Agrarian System of Mughal India: 1556-1707

Much water and blood has flowed through Mughal historiography since. The Agrarian System of Mughal India: This revised and updated edition draws on extensive new research by the author and others, and it presents much that is new in both description and perception. To be sure, agfarian does take on Moreland at many places and agrariab are minor expostulations against Moosvi and Saran but no sense of wading through a thickly contested historiographic terrain.

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