(historical) In BritishIndia, a system used to collect revenues from the ryots (cultivators of agricultural land) indirectly through the zamindars, as opposed to ryotwari, where revenues were collected directly.
(historical) The office or jurisdiction of a zamindar.
(historical) The land possessed by a zamindar.
Alternative Form of zamindari -
zemindary, zamindary, zemindari
Other Word Forms
Origin of zamindari
Hindi zamīndārifrom Persian fromzamīndārzamindarzamindar
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Zamindari Sentence Examples
At the same time the nawab made a grant to the company of the zamindari rights over an extensive tract of country round Calcutta, now known as the district of the Twenty-four Parganas.
Clive's jagir, as it was called, subsequently became a matter of inquiry in England, and on his death it passed to the company, thus merging the zamindari in the proprietary rights.
The zamindari system obtains throughout northern and central India, and also in the permanently settled estates of Madras.
In the other provinces variations of the zamindari and ryotwari systems are found.
Originally the company possessed only the zamindari rights, i.e.