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Land acquisition in British India c. 1894-1927

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This study offers the first instalment of a general history of land acquisition in British India, c. 1894–1927. It advances eight principal theses: (i) that the first law of land acquisition was enacted in 1668, as part of a political settlement by the East India Company with the Portuguese landlords of Bombay island; (ii) that, to a remarkable degree, land acquisition law was shaped in the interest of the sterling railway companies; (iii) that the state habitually used land acquisition no...

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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Law
Oxford college:
Merton College
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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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English
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2014-09-12

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