Land Reforms in India


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                                1. Critically examine the implications of the Indian Feudalism on polity of early medieval India.
                                2. "Shershah Suri had laid the foundation of administration on which Akbar raised the superstructure."Explain.
                                3. What improvements were done by Todarmal / Akbar in the existing land revenue system created by Sher Shah Suri? Discuss their impact on peasants.
                                4. Write a critical note on Akbar's land revenue system. To what extent a shift from annual system of assessment to Dahsala system helped the royal exchequer or the peasants. Discuss.
                                5. "The position of Zamindars had undergone a paradigm change from Mughal era to British Era". Amplify.
                                6. "In the 18th and 19th century's free countries of Europe and America, more and more people shifted from agriculture to industry and service. Ironically, exactly reverse happened in India."Discuss critically.
                                7. Discuss the salient features of Permanent Settlement. Why some historians call it a bold step and a wise measure adopted by company while some others called it a sad blunder? Substantiate.
                                8. Critically examine the social, economical and political outcome of Permanent Settlement of Bengal, Bihar and Odisha.
                                9. Make a comparative account of Zamindari, Mahalwari and Ryotwari system.
                                10. Critically examine the impact of the commercialization of agriculture on the peasant classes during 18th and 19th century India.
                                11. Critically examine the circumstances in which Zamindari Abolition Acts were passed in newly independent India throwing light on the outcomes of the enactments.
                                12. Discuss the tenancy reforms in independent India throwing light on their achievements.
                                13. "The Bhoodan and Gramdan movements led by Vinoba Bhave attempted to bring about a "nonviolent revolution"in India's land reforms programme."Discuss.
                                14. Critically examine the performance of Land Ceiling acts / reforms in Independent India.
                                15. India has not been able to implement land reforms in an efficient manner even after many decades. Enumerate the key hurdles in accomplishing land reforms in India. Also, discuss the advantages which can be reaped by accomplishing them in contemporary times.
                                16. Indian agriculture faces a new set of problems due to changing land holding pattern. Discuss its consequences and suggest ways to resolve such structural issues in agriculture.
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