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Definition of "zamindari" []

  • The system of tax collection by zamindars. (noun)
  • The area administered by a zamindar. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "zamindari" in a sentence
  • "Seth's novel allows us to witness firsthand the events that took place during the period when the law that put an end to the zamindari system was passed and to see with new eyes the genuine impact of such a reform."
  • "To Westerners, the abolition of the zamindari system would seem to have been a sign of real independence and of the will to abolish feudalism."
  • "The article examines a concrete literary example offered by Vikram Seth in his novel A Suitable Boy, in which the author deals with the debate about peasants property in the form of land and about the abolition of the zamindari system, which had been icontinued by British rulers during the colonial period, but after independence in 1947 the system was ntroduced in India by the Mughals to collect land taxes from the peasants."