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also zem·in·dar·y  (zăm′ən-där′ē, zĕm′-, zə-mēn-)
n. pl. zam·in·dar·is also zem·in·dar·ies
1. The system of tax collection by zamindars.
2. The area administered by a zamindar.

[Hindi zamīndāri, from Persian, from zamīndār, zamindar; see zamindar.]


(zəmiːnˈdɑːrɪ) or


n, pl -is
(Agriculture) (in India) a large agricultural estate
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The Irrigation Department will furnish certificate that all Zamindari Bunds have been removed.
Irrigation Department to furnish Certificate that all Zamindari Bunds have been removed.
In the early years of our republic, we were very clearly in the first camp: the Hindu Code laws and the zamindari abolition demonstrated our early leaders as representatives who made decisions for an Indian public that, if polled, would probably oppose the moves.
Feudalism that was sought to be uprooted by the removal of zamindari and jagirdari soon after independence re-emerged in the form of new "netas".
In 1698 the Company had obtained from the Mogul Emperor, the Zamindari right over three villages, namely Sutanati, Kolkata, and Govinpur which in due course were to grow into the city of Calcutta that later became the capital not only of the Bengal Presidency but also of British India until 1905, and now its official name is Kolkata, the capital of the state/province of Paschim Bangla, i.
Importantly, the author has also drawn attention to the major 19th- and 20th-century structures; as a genre, the zamindari architecture of the period is culturally very interesting.
It's set in a period when zamindari (feudalism) system was on the brink of collapse," said Motwane.
The interiors, meticulously crafted by artist Narayan Chandra Sinha, resembles an art gallery and an old Kolkata Zamindari house.
After the abolition of Zamindari and Jagirdari, rights of land ownership was taken away by the Government.
There has been a considerable improvement in social development due to abolition of zamindari and jagirdari systems, awakening of women and the rise of a middle class.
20) The doling out of land tenancies for services by the holders of imperial land had historically been consolidated by Mughal emperors through the employment of imperial administrators called zamindari to ensure the efficient collection of taxes from the peasants.
However, the traditional parties, with their combination of cupidity and family zamindari are being drained of life as well.