Systems of Land Tenure in Various Countries; A Series of Essays Published Under the Sanction of the Cobden Club

Systems of Land Tenure in Various Countries; A Series of Essays Published Under the Sanction of the Cobden Club

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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. 18 edition. Excerpt: ...established in the Punjab, and some of the proceedings of the settlement commissioner coming before the court were declared to be not warranted by law. All parties were then agreed as to the necessity of legislation of some sort. After much discussion a new Land Act was passed for the Punjab, the provisions of which, as regards the disputed point, are these--Every person entered in the records of settlements previously completed and sanctioned, as having a right of occupancy, shall be presumed to have such right, unless it shall be proved by suit brought by the landlord--1. That he has admitted before a settlement officer that he has no such right; or, 2. That within thirty years tenants of the same class, in the same or adjacent villages, have ordinarily been ejected at the will of the landlord. During recent years much attention has been paid to the land affairs of new provinces, which I shall separately notice. THE LAND QUESTION IN OUDE. The partition of the Oude territory at the beginning of the century has been mentioned. The division, in a plain country with no natural boundaries, was purely political. The people of the country left to the Nawab-Vizier were almost absolutely identical with those of the districts taken by the British, in race, language, and institutions, being Hindoostanees of the regular Hindoostanee type. The first use made by the Nawab of the power which a strong British contingent gave him was to bring to complete obedience the subjects who were left to him, and to put down most of the Jagheerdars and Talookdars. But under his successors, the interference of British forces in their internal affairs being no longer permitted, a very different state of things grew up. A great degree of anarchy prevailed; local chiefs...show more

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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236681533
  • 9781236681539