In a letter from the Collector of Midnapore to Hastings (November, 23, 1781), the rents of the jungle zamindars are described as kind of quit-rent collected from their Paiks and Chuars who are inhabitants of these zamindaris.
The rebels did not think it necessary to keep it a secret that their main intension was to burn and plunder the tehsils and zamindaris.
After independence, the Princely States, jagirs, and zamindaris
were abolished throughout the country.
The new organisation had been founded a year earlier by a Muslim lawyer of great talent, Fazl-ul-Huq, nicknamed the Tiger of Bengal, who had spent many years defending the rights of sharecroppers and tenants against their landlords, Hindu zamindaris
and Muslim nawabs.
Pertinently, the hub of operation clean- up of the anti- zamindari
crusade is the office of the Union Sports Secretary, Pradip Kumar Deb.
The abolition of the zamindari
(land holding) system in 1951 stripped the large landlords of the bulk of their estates and awarded the land to the cultivators.