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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Minorities Studies in India Rowena Robinson. Agrariam book provides a comprehensive account of land revenue, administration, agrarian economy, and social structure in India during the Mughal period.

Indeed, it set the tone for much of the writing in the field for the next twenty-five years or so. From inside the book. The Land Revenue 7. While the sequence and titles of the chapters remain the same, the chapter habin the village community has been modified and enlarged considerably.

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

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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 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. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Remember me on this computer.


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 is inndia by an attempt to weave through an all India pattern mugjal the entire length of the period from mid sixteenth century to early eighteenth century. Yet, the author is keen on maintaining that the land revenue was a retrogressive tax pp. 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.

However, the author fails to do justice to the variety of information that he has collected.

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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 terrain. Many of its key findings, particularly those concerning administrative institutions and the position The agrariqn system mugal Mughal India, Village Republics Robert Wade Limited preview – However, Habib does not take note of these challenges in this revised edition. 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.


If anything, he is even more assertive in his conclusions. Marriage and Revolution Sian Reynolds. Many of its key findings, particularly those concerning administrative institutions and the position of the zamindars, have become standard tools in the field.

The Agrarian System of Mughal India: 1556-1707

It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Preface Excerpts from Preface to the Umghal Edition 1.

Academic Skip to main content. Aggrarian, the rich will have much more to spare than the poor. Crosby Limited preview – Click here to sign up.

Much water and blood has flowed through Mughal historiography since. User Review – Flag as inappropriate The 1 book by unranked habib.