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 contradictions in the revised edition stand more exposed than in the original.

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To be sure, a number of new sources have been harnessed in this edition. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Including a systeem 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.

It was one of the first works to have moved beyond the narrow confines of dynastic history or sectarian typecasting. Marks a historiographical shift in medieval Indian history. 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.

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Help Center Find new research papers in: Hostages in the Middle Ages Adam J. 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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The Land Revenue 7. 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. When the first edition of the book under review appeared init was a historic event for Mughal studies. 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 Jughal Empire.


While the sequence and titles of the chapters remain the same, indiw chapter on the village community has been modified and enlarged considerably. 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: Reading through the revised edition, one is almost led to believe that the Mughal historiography today is no richer in terms of multiplicity of ssystem.

Log In Sign Up. No eBook available Amazon. Choose your country or region Close. It appears that orfan the writings that did appear in the last four decades only helped him march gracefully and unopposed to his grand set of conclusions. However, the author fails to do justice to the variety of information that he has collected. 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.

Indeed, it set the tone for much of the writing in the field for the next twenty-five years or so. The first edition of this book, published inpresented a mass of critically analyzed inida on the agrarian condition of pre-colonial India–a subject which until then had received little attention. It has been out of print and a new edition was long overdue, revised or otherwise.

Preface Excerpts from Preface to the First Edition 1. On Hinduism Wendy Doniger.

If anything, he is even more assertive in his conclusions. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. From inside the book. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. For, the rich will have much more to spare than the poor. Crosby Limited preview – Material Conditions of the Life of the Peasantry 4.


New prologue updates research. Many of its key findings, particularly those concerning administrative institutions and the position Trade in Agricultural Produce 3. Village Republics Robert Wade Limited preview – It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

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. User Review – Flag as inappropriate The 1 book by unranked habib. This book provides a comprehensive account of land revenue, administration, agrarian sysgem, and social structure in India during indka Mughal period.

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Academic Skip to main content. The book is an acknowledged classic on the agrarian condition of pre-colonial India. Remember me on this computer. The Peasant and the Village Community 5. The Making of Medieval Antifraternalism G. Yet, the author is keen on maintaining that the land revenue was a retrogressive tax pp.