By Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri
This research investigates the structural adjustments in western Sri Lanka's agrarian society below the management of the Dutch United East India corporation (VOC). within the parts the place peasant agriculture was once the most important type of creation, alterations within the land tenure procedure lead the way for a latest method of non-public estate relatives. a brand new type differentiation emerged and the indigenous chiefs changed into robust landowners. as well as this, new gentle is shed at the dynamics of caste formation due to the early colonial come across.
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