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also zem·in·dar  (zăm′ən-där′, zĕm′-, zə-mēn-där′)
1. An official in precolonial India assigned to collect the land taxes of his district.
2. A landholder in British colonial India responsible for collecting and paying to the government the taxes on the land under his jurisdiction.

[Hindi zamīndār, from Persian : zamīn, earth; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots + -dār, -holder; see dher- in Indo-European roots.]


(zəmiːnˈdɑː) or


(Agriculture) (in India) the owner of an agricultural estate
[via Hindi from Persian: landholder, from zamīn land + -dār holder]


or ze•min•dar

(zə minˈdɑr)

1. (in British India) a landlord required to pay a land tax to the government.
2. (in Mogul India) a collector of farm revenue, who paid a fixed sum on the district assigned to him.
[1675–85; < Hindi < Persian zamīndār landholder =zamīn earth, land + -dār holding, holder]
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He said that his government was in close contact with World Bank to address the issues related to irrigation, soil erosion and others faced by the local zamindars affiliated to Chasma Right Bank Canal.
Marwar along with senior officials visited Tank-Zam-head while taking note of selling drinking water to local zamindars for irrigation purpose.
Chief zamindars in Punjab provide labourers from Lakki Marwat district free accommodation and other facilities.
Members of landowning zats connected with agriculture as their parentage occupation, such as jats, rajputs and awans, are locally known as zamindars (Chaudhry and Ahmed, 2014), whereas the members of service-providing zats are kammis including weavers, barbers, cobblers, blacksmiths, carpenters and potters.
Land tax collection (usually a fifth of the agricultural produce) was done through the zamindars.
Refurbished expansively from the Commonwealth Games ( CWG) corpus, Olympic Bhawan has smoke billowing from the roof, but fire tenders based in Lausanne and the ground floor of Shastri Bhawan are in no mood to listen to the entreaties of India's ageing sports zamindars.
The Ho, the Oraon, the Kols, the Santhals, the Mundas, and the Gonds have all rebelled several times, against the British, against zamindars and moneylenders.
He narrates how uprisings broke out amongst peasants and zamindars (proprietary rent receivers) against Mughal taxation policy and how these uprisings eventually were transformed into an open challenge of the empire and the erosion of imperial control over the region that allowed Badan Singh to form his kingdom at Bharatpur and consolidate power amongst the Jat people.
The majority of seed cotton is sold by zamindars to padhys who then sell it to cotton ginners.
He said four years earlier price of per mound shali (rice) was 1600 to 1800 while presently it is 650 per mound which was even not meeting expenses on the crops by kissans and zamindars.
The board appreciates Naeem Zamindars contribution that enabled Wateen to emerge from a loss making entity to one which is generating positive EBITDA and is now viewed as a stable organization set to build on these successes, said official statement issued by the company