The Law Relating to the Land Tenures of Lower Bengal

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Thacker, Spink and Company, 1876 - 512 страници

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Страница 8 - ... 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 8 - 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 379 - 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 7 - 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 316 - 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 242 - Among the chief effects which are hoped for from your residence in that province, and which ought to employ and never wander from your attention, are to convince the ryot that you will stand between him and the hand of oppression ; that you will be his refuge, and the redresser of his wrongs ; that...
Страница 248 - 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 262 - ... 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 317 - The property in the soil has been declared to be vested in the landholders, and the revenue payable to government from each estate has been fixed for ever.
Страница 305 - Governor in Council reserves to himself the option of resuming the whole or part of such allowances or produce of such lands according as he may think proper, in consequence of his having exonerated the proprietors of land from the charge of keeping the peace, and appointed...

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