'The book is a natural outgrowth of research, the author has pursued over the past one decade on agrarian interests related to land tenures, peasant movements or anti-British revolts and in general the economic history of Andhra Pradesh in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Having written sporadically on various themes of agrarian and peasant history of Andhra region his efforts were directed towards pulling some of these strands together into a coherent history of agrarian relations and peasants in Andhra Pradesh in general and in Kalahasti Zamindari, in particular with its historical account from the beginning. The book contains eight chapters. In the first chapter the establishment of British power over Kalahasti Zamindari topography, administrative divisions, population and peshcush of Kalahasti are given in order to have a clear picture of the Zamindari. The second chapterRead more
Contents Chapter 1: The Zamindari of Kalahasti; Chapter 2: Relations of Kalahasti with the Indian Ruling Dynasties; Chapter 3: Aspects of the British-Kalahasti Relations; Chapter 4: Pre-British Revenue System; Chapter 5: System of Payments to the Establishment; Chapter 6: Effects of the Pre-British Systems of Revenue and Payments; Chapter 7: The Zamindari System (Permanent Settlement of Revenues) in Andhra; Chapter 8: Effects of the Land Revenue Systems: A Conclusion.