ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Agricultural Servitude in Bengal Presidency around 1800

around 1800 A conspicuous feature of Indian feudalism was the absence of a developed institution of slavery. It was only in late Indian feudalism, when the landlords began to cultivate their lands directly to assert their economic indentity and to maintain their armed retainers, that slaves began to appear. Even so, slavery never became an indispensable economic force.

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