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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The Agrarian System of Mughal India 1556-1707 (Third Edition)
User Review – Flag as inappropriate The 1 book by unranked habib. New prologue updates research. 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 terrain.
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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. 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. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
It also includes an expanded bibliography, a new descriptive index, and new illustrations and maps. Reading through the revised edition, one is almost led to believe that the Mughal historiography today irafn no richer in terms of multiplicity of perspectives.
Much water and blood has flowed through Mughal historiography since. The wealth of source materials, particularly administrative manuals, revenue records and court chronicles that gy into the making of the text, helped enforce a new rigour into medieval Indian studies.
When the first edition of the book under review appeared init was a historic event for Mughal studies. Oxford University Press,pp. Many of its key findings, particularly those concerning administrative institutions and the position of the zamindars, have become standard tools in the field.
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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. Preface Excerpts from Preface to the First Edition 1. 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.
It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. The book is an acknowledged classic on the agrarian condition of pre-colonial India.
The Agrarian System of Mughal India: 1556-1707
Including a comprehensive bibliography, descriptive index, illustrations, and maps, this book is a compulsory read for students, teachers, and scholars of medieval India particularly those interested in agrarian systems. From inside the book. To be sure, a number of new sources have been harnessed in this edition. Yet, the author is keen on maintaining that the land revenue was a retrogressive tax pp. The Peasant and the Village Community 5. On Hinduism Wendy Doniger. The Making of Medieval Antifraternalism G.
The agrarian system of Mughal India, The volume also provides information on land measurements; weights; coinages; revenue statistics; price movements; and the village community. However, Habib does not take note of these challenges in this revised edition.
The Agrarian System of Mughal India: The Ayrarian Revenue 7. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Remember me on this computer.
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If anything, he is even more assertive in his conclusions. While the sequence and titles of the chapters remain the same, the chapter on the village community has been modified and enlarged considerably. The Edwardian Army Timothy Bowman. 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.
Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. It has been out of print and a new edition was long overdue, revised or otherwise.