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Agrarian struggles in the 20th century – Tanjore peasant struggle

PEASANT AGITATION IN TANJORE DISTRICT, 1958: Owing to 10 per cent price hike, the peasants of Anaithandavapuram in Mayawaram taluk revolted against mirasdars for higher wages during harvest. The mirasdars conceded to the demands and provided 1ΒΌ marakkals of paddy per kalam35. However, some mirasdars of Tanjore district violated the terms of Tanjore legislation and […]

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Agrarian struggles in the 20th century – Moplah peasant movement

Some of the causes of Moplah peasant movement are given below The oeasants of moplah were muslims pesants.  Their landlords who were called Jenmis were mostly hindus.  the relations between  the jenmis and the moplas were historicaaly quite unfriendly.  In other words the realtions were both economically and religiously antagonistic.  Since 1835 the hindu land […]

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