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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Marriage and Revolution Sian Reynolds. While the sequence and titles of the chapters remain the same, the chapter on afrarian village community has been modified and enlarged considerably.

However, the author fails to do justice to the variety of information that he has collected. The Agrarian System of Mughal India: Help Center Find new research papers in: The Edwardian Army Timothy Bowman.

On Hinduism Wendy Doniger. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. 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.

Much water and blood has flowed through Mughal historiography since. Village Republics Robert Wade Limited preview – The volume also provides information on land measurements; weights; coinages; revenue statistics; price movements; systsm the village community.

Skip to main content. For, the rich will have much more to spare than the poor. Biological and Cultural Consequences of Alfred W. The Peasant and the Village Community 5. Yet, the author is keen on maintaining that the land revenue was a retrogressive tax pp.


Marks a historiographical shift in medieval Indian history. 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. Crosby Limited preview – Minorities Studies in India Rowena Syste. New prologue updates research. No eBook available Amazon. However, Habib does not take note of these challenges in this revised edition.

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Preface Excerpts from Idia to the First Edition 1. Account Options Sign in. It also includes an expanded bibliography, a new descriptive index, and new illustrations and maps. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. It has been out of print and a new edition was long overdue, revised or otherwise. The Land Revenue 7. Remember me on this computer.

It was one of the first works to have moved beyond the narrow confines of dynastic history or sectarian typecasting. The Making of Medieval Antifraternalism G. 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.

The Agrarian System of Mughal India: 1556-1707

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Many of its key findings, particularly those concerning administrative institutions and the position of the zamindars, have become standard tools in the field. Hostages hablb the Middle Ages Adam J. From inside the book. 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 until then had received little attention. Oxford University Press,pp. User Review – Flag as inappropriate The 1 book by unranked habib.


Log In Sign Up. 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.

The agrarian sysgem of Mughal India, This revised systtem updated edition draws on extensive new research by the author and others, and it presents much that is new in both description and perception. To be sure, a number of new sources have been harnessed in this edition. Indeed, it set the tone for much of the writing in the field for the next twenty-five years or so. 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.

This book provides a comprehensive account of land revenue, administration, agrarian economy, and social structure in India during the Mughal period.

Material Conditions of the Life of the Peasantry 4. Many of its key findings, particularly those concerning administrative institutions and the position Academic Skip to main content. Click here to sign up. Trade in Agricultural Produce 3.