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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Account Options Sign in. 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. 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.

Material Conditions of the Life of the Peasantry 4. The volume also provides information on land measurements; weights; coinages; revenue statistics; price movements; and the village community.

Much water and blood has flowed through Mughal historiography or. The Land Revenue 7. Minorities Studies in India Rowena Robinson. From inside the aagrarian. The contradictions in the revised edition stand more exposed than in the original. Yet, the agfarian is keen on maintaining that the land revenue was a retrogressive tax pp.


The Agrarian System of Mughal India: Enter the email address you signed systdm with and we’ll email you a reset link. Choose your country or region Close. 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.

However, Habib does not take note of these challenges in this revised edition. Preface Excerpts from Preface to the First Edition 1. However, the author fails to do justice to the variety of information that he has collected. It has been out of print and a new edition was long overdue, revised or otherwise. My library Help Advanced Book Search. If surplus is taken to mean, as Habib does, everything beyond the subsistence need of the peasants, then the revenue regime must be progressive enough to be able to take away the entire agrarian surplus.

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No eBook available Amazon. Click here to sign up. It examines areas like agricultural production and technology; trade in agricultural produce, conditions of the peasantry; zamindars; revenue grants and assignments; and the agrarian crisis of the Mughal Empire.

The Agrarian System of Mughal India: 1556-1707

Log In Sign Up. To be sure, he does take on Moreland at agraarian places and there are minor expostulations against Moosvi and Saran but no sense of wading through a thickly contested historiographic terrain. Crosby Limited preview – The book is an acknowledged classic on the agrarian condition of pre-colonial India.


Remember me on this computer. Agrariam agrarian system of Mughal India, Marks a historiographical shift in medieval Indian history. Skip to main content.

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If anything, he is even more assertive in his conclusions. When the first edition of the book under review appeared init was a historic event for Mughal studies.

Village Republics Robert Wade Limited preview – For, the rich will have much more to spare than the poor. Agradian in Agricultural Produce 3.

Indeed, it set the tone for much of the writing in the field for the next twenty-five years or so. To be sure, a number of new sources have been harnessed in this edition.

Marriage and Revolution Sian Reynolds. The Peasant and the Village Community 5.