The adaptable peasant : agrarian society in western Sri Lanka under Dutch rule, 1740-1800 / / by Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri.

This study investigates the structural changes in western Sri Lanka's agrarian society under the administration of the Dutch United East India Company (VOC). In the areas where peasant agriculture was the predominant form of production, changes in the land tenure system paved the way for a mode...

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Superior document:TANAP monographs on the history of Asian-European interaction, v. 9
Year of Publication:2008
Edition:1st ed.
Series:TANAP monographs on the history of the Asian-European interaction ; v. 9.
Physical Description:1 online resource (326 p.)
Notes:Based on the author's thesis (doctoral--Leiden University).
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