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Author(s): M A Khan, K K Gupta

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Address: School of Studies in History
Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University RAIPUR.

Published In:   Volume - 5,      Issue - 1,     Year - 1992


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Khan and Gupta (1992). Principles Of Land Revenue In Ancient India. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-A: SOCIAL-SCIENCE), 5(1), pp.11-16.



Journal of Ravishankar University  Vol. 05 No. A (Science) 1992  pp. 11-16 ISSN  0970 5910

Principles Of Land Revenue In Ancient India

M A Khan and K K Gupta

School of Studies in History

Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University RAIPUR

MS Received 28.5.90 Revised 10.9.92

Abstract: Land revenue or tax on the produce of land was the principal source of revenue in ancient times. The principles of land revenue have been laid down in the ancient Indian scriptures,  which throw light on various asspects of land revenue,  such as land revenue establishments,  land tenures,  land revenue business etc. Various thinkers have expressed their views on various aspects of  land  revenue business such  as assessment,  relation between ruler and the ruled, share of state of the produce of land, classes which should be exempted  from taxation. These thinkers are. Panini, Kautilya, Apastamba, Yajnavalkya, Gautama,  Narada, Bhishma, Baudhayana, Manu, Shukra,  Medhatithi,  Aryadeva.

Keywords: Land revenue, assessment, land tenure, demand, king, cultivator

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