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  • ​Absentee landlord is an economic term for a person who owns and rents out a profit-earning property, but does not live within the property’s local economic region.
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Ethnicity and Tribal Protest: a Review of Three Texts

This essay reviews Susana Devalle’s book Discourses of Ethnicity: Culture and Protest in Jharkhand along with the articles Jitu Santal’s Movement in Malda, 1924-1932: A Study in Tribal Protest… 4,737 more words

  • Dual system of government, was introduced in Bengal by Robert Clive.
  • It was a double system of administration in which British East India company obtained the actual powers, whereas and charge of administration was entrusted to the Nawab of Bengal.
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  • Mansabdari system was the administrative system introduced by the mughal ruler ‘ the Akbar’.
  • Every civil and military officer was given a ‘mansab’ for ranking the officials as well as for fixing salaries and allowances of the official.
  • Subahdar was one of the designation of a governor of a province during the mughal period.
  • It is of Persian origin.
  • Subahdars were appointed by mughal kings or mansabdars.
  • Chauth and sardeshmukhi were taxes that were conceived during the time of great maratha ruler, Shivaji Maharaj.
  • ‘Chauth’ means 1/4th i.e 25% of gross revenue or produce to be paid to jagirdars of Maratha empire from hostile or alien state.
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State and Identity Formation in Borderland Areas: a Review of Three Texts

This essay reviews three books that deal with the relationship between the state and identity formation among its subjects. The first book, James Scott’s The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia… 2,895 more words