UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2011

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    The tendency for increased litigation was visible after the introduction of the land settlement system of Lord Cornwallis in 1793. The reason for this is normally traced to which of the following provisions?

    A)  Making Zamindar's position stronger vis-a-vis the ryot

    B)  Making East India Company an overlord of Zamindars

    C)  Making judicial system more efficient

    D)  None of the statements [a], [b] and [c] given above are correct in this context

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    Exp. [b] The Permanent Settlement gave formal land ownership titles to Zamindars which could be transferred to others if he failed to return revenue to the Company. This formalisation of land titles and the consequent overlordship of the British made a flurry of legal petitions.

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