Agrarian Relations in Late Medieval Malabar
To understand how colonialism redraws the equations of the colonized societies, a thorough analysis of the latter in the immediate preceeded period is required. There are few attempts on that line elsewhere in india, but Malabar remained excluded. The present study is an attempt to analyse theoretically and empirically the agrarian relations in Malabar during the late medieval period.
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Sources and Early Historiography
Emergence of the Land Owning Class
The Pattern of Land Distribution
Agricultural Production and Surplus Extraction
Agrarian Relations in Transition
Cherikkals Domain Lands of Zamorin
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