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Karkhanas of the Mughal Zamindars

R K Saxena

ISBN 10: 8186782753 / ISBN 13: 9788186782750
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"The rulers of Rajputana under Mughal hegemony, have been designated as Zamindars by (late) Prof. Nurul Hasan. "Karkhanas, literally mean a place where a "workshop" is located for public use, but in the medieval context it carried a different connotation. The Rajput States taking clue from the medieval chroniclers applied it to include workshops of manufactures, royal household, court, royal stables, stores of articles of food and drink besides true manufactories. "The need for establishing these karkhanas arose as the splendour and pageantry of the court could not be met out of rudimentary establishments. The modern practice of government buying ready-made goods from the market would not have answered in those days when production on a large scale by private entrepreneurs was almost absent. The karkhanas were a microcosm, a complete independent unit where the economic process of production, consumption and exchange went full circle. "The karkhanas were, perhaps, the largest manufacturing organization of the times, catering to the needs of the court and army alone. Production for the market under centralised control employing wagelabour was a characteristic feature of the European Companies procurement. "The labour worked against wages as opposed to artisan system. This ushered in the growth of a propertyless class or a proletariat, which had no avenues to establish itself as in independent artisan. The wages paid were barely sufficient for the worker's family and that too at the subsistence level. "The labour had nothing to sell but. Bookseller Inventory # 39812

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Title: Karkhanas of the Mughal Zamindars

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