The landlords' response to political change in the United Provinces of Agra & Oudh, India, 1921-1937
The landlords of the United Provinces emerged as a group in the mid-nineteenth century as a result of changes wrought in the traditional agrarian structure by the policies and actions of British land-revenue administrators during the preceding half-century. The group was endowed with political importance by the policies of the administrators who re-settled the province of Oudh after the mutiny of 1857. These "Oudh men" looked to a strong central government and to the landlords* control...[Show more]
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