After the lengthy war of conquest, the British installed the Permanent Settlement on
much of the dry zone of south India. This was part of an original pacification plan
designed to be temporary; however, colonial interests later decided that it was
politically convenient to maintain some of the "native rank" in the country. These
zamindari estates became precisely the area where caste-inducing pseudo-jajmani
systems enjoyed a colonized efflorescence. These changes occurred in the...[Show more]
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