Q. According to the Permanent Settlement, Zamindars were defined as the:
1. Owner of Land
2. Revenue Collector of the state
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The problem, however, lay in identifying individuals who could both improve agriculture and contract to pay the fixed revenue to the state.
- After a prolonged debate amongst Company officials, the Permanent Settlement was made with the rajas and taluqdars of Bengal.
- They were now classified as zamindars, and they had to pay the revenue demand that was fixed in perpetuity.
- In terms of this definition, the zamindar was not a landowner in the village, but a revenue Collector of the state.
Source: NCERT Themes in Indian History Part 3.