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Lawlessness And Legal Plunder In Saharanpur

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The three farmers, Lakshman Das, Sheikh Kallan and Dhokal Singh knew that, for the smooth running of a farming business, tireless diplomatic efforts and a certain investment to pander to the tastes of the high and mighty, including the Company servants, were indispensible. Yet, the three leaders of the farming faction would not have been as successful as they were, had not Rivers Grindall been the fourth member of their party. Without rivals and unhindered by the Companys British officials, the three farmers gradually came to dominate the market for agrarian speculation in Saharanpur district. Through complaints that reached them, such as those of Rani Dhan Kaur of Landhaura, the revenue board was vaguely aware of the liberties that Sheikh Kallan seemed to enjoy in Saharanpur.

Keywords: Dhokal Singh; Lakshman Das; lawlessness; legal plunder; Rani Dhan Kaur; Rivers Grindall; Saharanpur; Sheikh Kallan



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