Property Land Revenue and Policy : The East India Company c. 1757-1825

By: J. Albert Rorabacher

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1st Edition. For the first century and a half of its nearly 275 year existence, the English East India Company remained ostensibly a mercantile enterprise, satisfied to simply trade, competing with other European traders. In the middle of the eighteenth century, as a response to French expansion in India, the East India Company redefined itself, becoming an active participant in India’s game of thrones. Through the use of its military might, only tentatively supported by the English Crown and Parliament, the Company dominated trade, became a king-maker, and ultimately a colonial administrator over much of the Indian Subcontinent. The Company had become a state in the guise of a merchant. The Company consolidated its position in Bengal, then began to exert its power by toppling local potentates and absorbing one princely state after another. Confronted with a land system that was built on custom and tradition and not law, with no tradition of land ownership, the British were forced to formulate a new land tenure and revenue system for India, one based on British principles of property. Permanent settlement was the new governments first attempt at creating a new revenue system. Printed Pages: 516

Title: Property Land Revenue and Policy : The East India Company c. 1757-1825

Author Name: J. Albert Rorabacher

Categories: History, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors: 2015

ISBN: 9789350980743

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 1200664

Keywords: Property Land Revenue and Policy : The East India Company c. 1757-1825 J. Albert Rorabacher