What was the basic unit of agricultural society?
The account of the Ain-i-Akbari can be supplemented by what?
In what State were peasants considered to be affluent?
What are cultivating peasants called?
What was Bengal famous for?
What was one of the major crops of western India in the seventeenth century?
Some caste groups were assigned menial tasks and thus relegated to what?
What hierarchy were peasants constrained by?
Who is mentioned as peasants in a manual from seventeenth-century Marwar?
What did a person who was forced to leave the village become?
Who decided the allotment of land for cultivable wastes?
What place did the lands become the artisans’ Miras or Watan – their hereditary holding?
Who remunerated blacksmiths, carpenters, and goldsmiths for their work?
Marriages in rural communities required the payment of what rather than dowry to the bride’s family?
According to established social norms, the household was headed by who?
What kind of punishments could men inflict if they suspected infidelity on the part of women?
The Peshkash levied from forest people often included a supply of what?
Who fought and subjugated several neighboring tribes in a long sequence of wars through the sixteenth and seventeenth?
What class of people lived off agriculture but did not participate directly in agricultural production processes?
What did zamindars collect on behalf of the state?