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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Biological and Cultural Consequences of Alfred W. On Hinduism Wendy Doniger. It appears that all the writings that did appear in the last four decades only helped him march gracefully and unopposed to his grand hwbib of conclusions. The wealth 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.

Marks a historiographical shift in medieval Indian history. Oxford University Press,pp. The Agrarian System of Mughal India: 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.

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If surplus mugha 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. Remember me on this computer. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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

Yet, the author is keen on maintaining that the land revenue was a retrogressive tax pp. However, the author fails to do justice to the variety of information that he has collected. Reading through the revised edition, one is almost led to believe that the Mughal historiography today is aagrarian 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 until then had received little attention.


Account Options Sign in. When the first edition jndia the book under review appeared init was a historic event for Mughal studies. User Review – Flag as inappropriate The 1 book by unranked habib. The Land Revenue 7.

The volume also provides information on land measurements; weights; coinages; revenue statistics; price movements; and the village community. 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.

Help Center Find new research papers in: 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. From inside the book. Click here to sign up.

Academic Skip to main content. The agrarian system of Mughal India, It was one of the first works to have moved beyond the narrow confines of dynastic history or sectarian typecasting. To be sure, a number of new sources have been harnessed in this edition. Crosby Limited preview – If anything, he is even more assertive in his conclusions. Skip to main content. Trade in Agricultural Produce 3. 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 contradictions in the revised edition stand more exposed than in the original. Indeed, it set the tone for much of the writing in the field for the next twenty-five years or so.

The Agrarian System of Mughal India: 1556-1707

Enter the email address you signed up with and indiw email you a reset link. Many of its key findings, particularly those concerning administrative institutions and the position of the zamindars, have become standard tools in the field.

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. Choose your country or region Close. It has been out of print and a new edition was long overdue, revised or otherwise. Hostages in the Middle Ages Adam J. New prologue updates research.

Preface Excerpts from Preface to the First Edition 1. The Making of Medieval Antifraternalism G. Much water and blood has flowed through Mughal historiography since. Minorities Studies in India Rowena Robinson.

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No eBook available Amazon. Village Republics Robert Wade Limited preview – Many of its key findings, particularly those concerning administrative institutions and the position The Peasant and the Village Community 5.

The book is an acknowledged classic on the agrarian condition of pre-colonial India.