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Ecology and Agrarian Relations in Purnea

Ecology and Agrarian Relations in Purnea Anand Chakravarti CHRISTOPHER U HILL'S recent article1 throws much light on the impact of ecological factors on agrarian relations during the 18th and 19th centuries in Dharampur/wya/iff, the segment of the Darbhanga zamindah estate falling in Ohamdaha revenue circle in Purnea district. However, it seems to me that the author has used his analysis of the fluid tenurial conditions that prevailed while the river Kosi traversed the area (between 1770 and 1893, as stated by him) to explain the oppression of the actual cultivators not only during this period but during the 20th century

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