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(in India) a peasant or tenant farmer
[C17: from Hindi ra'īyat, from Arabic ra'īyah flock, peasants, from ra'ā pasture]


(ˈraɪ ət)

(in India) a tenant farmer; peasant.
[1615–25; < Hindi raiyat < Persian < Arabic ra‘īyah subjects, literally, flock]
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European planters were forbidden to buy or lease land around their factories, so they paid advances to the ryots via zamindars; this kept the ryots permanently in debt and compelled to grow indigo at the expense of rice.
Two Naib-Dewans (Deputies of the Nawab in the field of revenue administration) remained directly responsible for the collection of revenue (12) and under their control and supervision Zamindars (somewhat like feudal landlords) collected land revenue from the ryots (cultivators/peasants).
com; THE RYOTS - Georgian Theatre, Stockton, 8pm, SOLD OUT; GEORGE MCINTOSH - Ranch House Club, Thoralby Farm, Skutterskelfe, Hutton Rudby.
India's and Ireland's particularity was effectively erased by advocates like George Campbell, former governor of Bengal, who explained enthusiastically to his readers that the trick to penetrating Irish land difficulties lay in understanding that in Ireland "The landholders were rather Asiatic Zemeendars than English landlords, and the occupiers were not English tenants, but rather ryots holding very small tenures according to custom" (38).
Bt cotton dashes hopes of ryots, The Hindu, 30 December 2002, http://www.
For the Ryots, who are generally both land-holders and manufacturers, by the oppressions of gomastahs in harassing them for goods are frequently rendered incapable of improving their lands, and even of paying their rents; for which, on the other hand, they are again chastised by the officers of the revenue, and not unfrequently have those harpies been necessitated to sell their children in order to pay their rents, or otherwise obligated to fly the country.
50 Sunday Make A Scene - Teesside University Students' Union, Middlesbrough PS15; Blues at the Bay feat Sweet Suzy and Sugarfixx - Cleveland Bay, Eaglescliffe FREE Tuesday Mixtape feat The Ryots, Sirens In The Delta - The Keys, Middlesbrough FREE/PS2 Thursday 4Play - Doctor Brown's, Middlesbrough FREE; Jonathan Parkin - Parish Church, Pickering PS10
Fundamentally, his sympathies for the downtrodden and exploited were extended toward the ryots of India, the field workers of Jamaica, and the poorest of the Irish, who sometimes lived side by side with the lowest of the English poor.
LEGENDARY Stockton band THE RYOTS, "often described as Teesside's answer to The Strokes" are back together for a few select gigs - and one of those is at Mixtape at the Keys in Middlesbrough on Tuesday.
STOCKTON indie group THE RYOTS will be playing at tomorrow night's Saturday Social Club at Uncle Albert's in Middlesbrough.
Teessiders THE RYOTS proved they know how to write a tune; while ELAINE PALMER can hold any crowd with her folk and sometimes haunting melodies.
He has called in favours from some of the top acts from the local music scene and the line-up includes THE FALLEN, ROUGH JUSTICE, ALPHA PLACE, KATIE COLEMAN, UP IN SMOKE, THE RYOTS, THE MENTULLS, MISERY ADDICT, FEED THE BEAR and MEANWOOD.