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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To be sure, he does take on Moreland at many places and there are minor expostulations against Moosvi and Saran but no sense of wading through a thickly contested historiographic agrafian. Marriage and Revolution Sian Reynolds. Sysrem Republics Robert Wade Limited preview – Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. No eBook available Amazon. Many of its key findings, particularly those concerning administrative institutions and the position of the zamindars, have become standard tools in the field.

It has been out of print and a new edition was long overdue, revised or otherwise. Indeed, it set the tone for much of the writing in the field for the next twenty-five years or so.

New prologue updates research.

However, the author fails to do justice to the variety of information that he has collected. Yet, the author is keen on maintaining that the land revenue was a retrogressive tax pp. Oxford University Press,pp.

wgrarian Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. For, the rich will have much more to spare than the poor. It appears that all the writings that did appear in the last four decades only helped him march gracefully and unopposed to his grand set of conclusions.


The agrarian system of Mughal India, 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.

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 o then had received little attention.

Preface Excerpts from Preface to the First Edition 1. Choose your country or region Close. Much water and blood has flowed through Mughal historiography since. To be sure, a number of new sources have been harnessed in this edition.

The Agrarian System of Mughal India: 1556-1707

The Making of Medieval Antifraternalism G. Skip to main content. Biological and Cultural Consequences of Alfred W.

However, Habib does not take note of these challenges in this revised edition. Remember me on this computer. Hostages in the Middle Systdm Adam J. It was one of the first works to have moved beyond the narrow confines of dynastic history or sectarian typecasting. User Review – Flag as inappropriate The 1 book by unranked habib.

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The Land Revenue 7. The book is an acknowledged classic on the agrarian condition of pre-colonial 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.

If surplus is taken to mean, qgrarian Habib does, everything beyond the subsistence need of the bj, then the revenue regime must be progressive enough to be able to take away the entire agrarian surplus. Help Center Find new research papers in: Material Conditions of the Life of the Peasantry 4.


Marks a historiographical shift in medieval Indian history.

Log In Sign Up. This book provides a comprehensive account of land revenue, administration, agrarian economy, and social structure in India during the Mughal period. The mugjal 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.

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The Agrarian System of Mughal India 1556-1707 (Third Edition)

Click here to sign up. It examines areas like agricultural production and technology; trade in agricultural produce, conditions of mghal peasantry; zamindars; revenue grants and assignments; and the agrarian crisis of the Mughal Empire. Crosby Limited preview – Academic Skip to main content. When the first edition of the book under review appeared init was a historic event for Mughal studies.

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. While the sequence and titles of the chapters remain the same, the chapter on the village community has been modified and enlarged considerably.

From inside the book. This is followed by an attempt to weave through an all India pattern for the entire length of the period from mid sixteenth century to early eighteenth century. The Peasant and the Village Community 5. My library Help Advanced Book Search. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, agrarlan, and education by publishing worldwide. Account Options Sign in.