Definition of zamindar in English:
A landowner, especially one who leases his land to tenant farmers.
- Atman's ancestors left their homeland due to the cruel exploitation by the zamindars, besides excruciating poverty and disease.
- Land ownership was redistributed to British-selected zamindars, by using excuses of human rights abuses of the prior owners or rulers.
- The zamindars were not really ‘masters of the land’ but tax farmers subservient to imperial officials.
Definition of zamindar in:
- US English dictionary
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