A Manual of the Nilagiri District in the Madras Presidency

A Manual of the Nilagiri District in the Madras Presidency

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...nothing when the advantages of the new system are considered with reference not only to the Kunda, but to the other villages on the Hills. The door to much fraud has been closed, and the sources of endless disputes and false claims to lands have been swept away; whilst the Burghers and Government have both immediately benefited, the former by the reduction of assessment and the latter by an increased revenue." These words read strangely after the lapse and experience of fifteen years; and it is to be regretted that the survey and settlement made by Mr. Grant had not been more complete. In the Kundas, more especially, was the work so indifferently performed, that the particulars entered in the new puttas of area were utterly unreliable, whilst no boundaries were given, the only clue to the identification of the land being its name or designation. This usually helped to fix the rate only but not its area. Sources of dispute and false claims to lands, so far from being swept away, were rather more numerous and fruitful than heretofore. In making the settlement of the lands held by the cultivating estivation by tribes on the plateau,1 Mr. Grant had proclaimed that henceforth hill-tribes only to be obtained by 1 It mnst not be forgotten that this settlement extended only to the plateau auction under and higher slopes. The ancient settlement still exists in the tracts at the foot of Y"nste Land the ghdts in the Moyar valley. Rules. CHAP. XIII, lands not appearing in the puttas of this settlement could not be PART I. obtained by the Badagas except by purchase in auction under Revenue the Waste Land Rules recently sanctioned. No exception appears History. t0 have been made even in the case of house sites. The Board of Revenue demurred to this...
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  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 449g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236625927
  • 9781236625922