General Awareness Questions

Q.  Examine these two statements carefully and select the correct answer using the code given below.
Statement I: The Pahi-kashta peasants were non-resident cultivators cultivating lands on a contractual basis.
Statement II: The Pahi-kashta peasants worked under the temptation of favorable terms of revenue or the compulsion of economic distress


a. Both the Statements are individually true and Statement II is the correct explanation of Statement I
b. Both the Statements are individually true but Statement II is not the correct explanation of Statement I
c. Statement Iis true but Statement II is false
d. Statement I is false but Statement II is true


ANSWER: See Answer
 
Sources of the seventeenth century refer to two kinds of peasants –khud-kashta and pahi-kashta. The pahi-kashta were non-resident cultivators who belonged to some other village but cultivated lands elsewhere on a contractual basis. People became pahi-kashta either out of choice –for example when terms of revenue in a distant village were more favorable –or out of compulsion –for example, forced by economic distress after a famine.
 

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