The Law Relating to the Land Tenures of Lower Bengal

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Страница 10 - ... for the houses, the same lands will be re-occupied by the descendants of those who were driven out when the village was depopulated. And it is not a trifling matter that will drive them out ; for they will often maintain their post through times of disturbance and convulsion, and acquire strength sufficient to resist pillage and oppression with success.
Страница 10 - In times of trouble they arm and fortify themselves : an hostile army passes through the country : the village communities collect their cattle within their walls, and let the enemy pass unprovoked.
Страница 381 - That the value of the produce or the productive powers of the land have been increased otherwise than by the agency or at the expense of the ryot.
Страница 9 - The village communities are little republics, having nearly everything they want within themselves, and almost independent of any foreign relations. They seem to last where nothing else lasts.
Страница 318 - If I had to state what for the moment is the greatest change which has come over the people of India and the change which has added most seriously to the difficulty of governing them, I should say it was the growth on all sides of the sense of individual legal right...
Страница 357 - Every ryot, who has cultivated or held land for a period of twelve years, has a right of occupancy. in the land so cultivated or held by him, whether it be held under pottah or not, so long as he pays the rent payable on account of the same...
Страница 244 - ... and were neither known nor permitted by us ; that honest and direct applications to you will never fail producing speedy and equitable decisions; that after supplying the legal due of Government, he may be secure in the enjoyment of the remainder ; and finally to teach him a veneration and affection for the humane maxims of our vu. Government."1 — The hustabood or rent-roll, which was to be drawn up Th
Страница 250 - The Nazims exacted what they could from the Zemindars ; and great Farmers of the Revenue, whom they left at Liberty to plunder all below them, reserving to themselves the prerogative of plundering them in their Turn, when they were supposed to have enriched themselves with the spoils of the Country.
Страница 264 - ... for settling and establishing, upon principles of moderation and justice, according to the laws and constitution of India, the permanent rules by which their respective tributes, rents, and services shall be in future rendered and paid to the said United Company, by the said rajahs, zemindars, polygars, talookdars, and other native landholders.
Страница 284 - Zemindars and talookdars are the actual proprietors of the soil or only officers of Government, has always appeared to me to be very uninteresting to them; whilst their claim to a certain percentage upon the rents of their lands has been admitted, and the right of Government to fix the amount of those rents at its own discretion has never been denied or disputed. Under the former practice of annual...

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