Village Communities and Land Tenures in Western India Under Colonial Rule

By: Brahma Nand (Ed.)

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The two documents Report on the Village Communities of the Deccan by R.N. Gooddine (1852) and Character of Land Tenures and System of Survey and Settlement in the Bombay Presidency by J, Monteath (1914) presented in this volume explore the . Nature of village communities and land tenures under British rule in western India. The portrayal of village communities in the existing writings as static and unchanging Institutions and as tax-gathering tools for the state or redistributee agencies of social Surplus is extremely inadequate and unsatisfactory for the correct understanding of the functioning of these institutions. Originating in deep antiquity, they have to be seen as a Complex and dynamic ensemble of social relations. Unlike Russian obschina, Indian village communities were not premised upon the principles of egalitarianism but arose to cope with the competing and conflicting claims of various Groups and Classes to the social surplus. Village communities were grounded in the hierarchical foundations of the Rural Societies and tried to institutionalise the existing social disparities. Printed Pages: 250

Title: Village Communities and Land Tenures in Western India Under Colonial Rule

Author Name: Brahma Nand (Ed.)

Categories: Economic, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 8173048207

ISBN 13: 9788173048203

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Keywords: Village Communities and Land Tenures in Western India Under Colonial Rule Brahma Nand (Ed.)