Observations on the Law and Constitution of India: On the Nature of Landed Tenures, and on the System of Revenue and Finance, as Established by the Moohummudum Law and Moghul Government; with an Inquiry Into the Revenue and Judicial Administration, and Regulations of Police at Present Existing in Bengal

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Kingsbury, Parbury, and Allen, 1825 - 404페이지
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166 페이지 - Department, and to bear interest at the rate of three and a half per cent, per annum.
95 페이지 - And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land,, or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD'S: it is holy unto the LORD.
131 페이지 - Government, I am also convinced that, failing the claim of right of the zemindars, it would be necessary for the public good to grant a right of property in the soil to them, or to persons of other descriptions.
90 페이지 - ... established rent To permit him to dispossess one cultivator for the sole purpose of giving the land to another, would be vesting him with a power to commit a wanton act of oppression, from which he could derive no benefit.
91 페이지 - The rents of an estate can only be raised by inducing the ryots to cultivate the more valuable articles of produce, and to clear the extensive tracts of waste land which are to be found in almost every zemindarry in Bengal.
147 페이지 - By reserving the collection of the internal duties on commerce, Government may at all times appropriate to itself a share of the accumulating wealth of its subjects without their being sensible of it.
34 페이지 - There shall be left for every man who cultivates his land as much as he requires for his own support till the next crop be reaped, and that of his family, and for seed. This much shall be left to him ; what remains is land-tax, and shall go to the public treasury.
213 페이지 - If Mr. Shore means, that, after having declared the zemindar proprietor of the soil, in order to be consistent, we have no right to prevent his imposing new abwabs, or taxes, on the lands in cultivation, I must differ with him in opinion, unless we suppose the ryots to be absolute slaves of the zemindars ; every...
52 페이지 - And of Behar the same author says : " It is not customary in Behar to divide the crop. The husbandman brings the rent himself, and when he makes his first payment, comes dressed in his best attire." (2) . The date of this authentic record is little more than two hundred years ago. How has, or by whom has, the right of property in the soil been totally subverted throughout a country containing twentyfive to thirty millions of people in so short a period ? If these...
246 페이지 - And whether every man convicted for the first time of bigamy, " which is allowed, protected, nay almost commanded by their law, should be burnt in the hand if he can read, and hanged if he cannot read? "

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