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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 Company also acquired zamindari - read ownership - of all the land between Calcutta and the Bay of Bengal, a length of 80 kilometres along the Hoogly River, effectively taking over the most productive part of the province.
Another political outfall, not fully realized but which acted like slow poison or cancer, was the lack of action in West Pakistan on the Muslim League high command's decision under the Quaid e Azam to abolish zamindari (as mentioned to me by Khwaja Nazimuddin) while East Pakistan went ahead with it immediately.
Tenders are invited for Emergent repair to damaged slip of right embankment of durbachatti river near kismatkhayra ex zamindari bandh khaskel para caused due to successive heavy rain fall in last two monthsat block-kolaghat underkhaniady i section of panskura i sub di
He criticized the zamindari system based on the Permanent Settlement introduced by the government, praising the ryotwari system of land tenure based on peasant ownership that provided him with all his needs.
The Congress had worked for abolition of Zamindari system, removal of untouchability and formation of foreign policy in order to fulfil promises made before Independence.
Then this road struck to north of Dacca through the Bhowal Zamindari to Sherpur Atiya; this road led to shahzadpur across the Karetya (Mymen singh district) ultimately end on Bogra.
36) Firoj High Sirwar, "A Comparative Study of Zamindari, Raiyatwari and Mahalwari Land Revenue Settlements: The Colonial Mechanisms of Surplus Extraction in 19th Century British India," Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences 2:4 (2012) 16-26; Thomas Metcalf, The Ideologies of the Raj: The New Cambridge History of India, V0I.
Its founder was one Kamdev Bhatta, a Barind Brahmin who ousted the Pathan fief-holder Tahir Khan and laid the foundation of the zamindari during the independent Sultanate period (1338-1538) of Bengal.
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.