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Banaras in Transition (1738-1795): A Socio-Economic Study

by Kamala Prasad Mishra

Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

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This book traces the rise and growth of the Banaras Zamindari into a major regional power within the state of Awadh by the middle of the Eighteenth century, and its coming into the Company's orbit in the 1770s, finally resulting in the establishment of direct British administration. An attempt has also been made to describe and analyse the process of change in the political and administrative system of the Zamindari with special reference to the effect it produced on the socio-economic structure of the Banaras region during the period 1738 to 1795. This study is based on the records of the East India Company, supplemented by some European accounts and private papers preserved in various libraries and archives of Great Britain and India. The author has also applied the methods and findings of allied disciplines, such as social anthropology, to his work and has asked new questions of old material in a productive and invigorating way. The book contains chapters on important aspects of socio-economic history, such as politics, land management, village economy, trade, banking and currency. The book thus presents a lively approach to the study of a Zamindari in transition.

Details of the book

Book :
Banaras in Transition (1738-1795): A Socio-Economic Study
Book ID :
192
Author :
Kamala Prasad Mishra
ISBN 13 :
9788121502894
Year of Publication :
1975
Edition :
First
Publisher :
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Binding :
Hardcover
Pages :
240
Size :
15 x 23 cm
Weight :
0.448 kg
Illustrations :
3 maps

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