Pattidari Joint ownership of a village or estate.
Qubuliyat Document in which the revenue payer accepts the terms
and conditions laid down by the government.
Takkavi Cash advances or loans given to the cuftivators by the
government for produce.
Tinkathia A system in which European indigo planters holding
thikadar leases from the big local zamindars in eastern
India made it mandatory for the peasants to cultivate
indigo on part of their land at unremunerative prices, and
if they wanted exemption from indigo cultivation they had
to pay sharahbeshi (enhanced rent) or tawan (lump sum
compensation) or sometimes both.
Watan Hereditary lands.
Zerat A system in which European indigo planters holding
thikadari leases in Eastern India undertook direct
cultivation of indigo with the help of very low-paid