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  • noun Plural form of zamindar.

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Examples

  • In the meantime he got in opportunity to read the world literature, while working as a tutor to the sons of zamindars.

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  • In the meantime he got in opportunity to read the world literature, while working as a tutor to the sons of zamindars.

    Tapi Dharmarao: A Telugu Cultural Anthropologist

  • Prominent Pujas were conducted by the landed zamindars and jagirdars, enriched by British rule, including Raja Nabakrishna Deb, of Shobhabajar, who initiated an elaborate Puja at his residence.

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  • In the more remote and lawless areas the zamindars and their thugs often bribe or threaten the polling agents, then simply stuff the ballot boxes with thousands of votes for themselves.

    A New Deal in Pakistan

  • The big landlords here — the zamindars — expect electoral loyalty from their tenants.

    A New Deal in Pakistan

  • The latter, at the risk of simplifying things a bit, were either at the very top or the very bottom: either maharajahs or big zamindars with a feudal hold on the allegiances of the voters in their districts, or semi-literate 'lumpens' with little to lose who got into politics as their only means of self-advancement.

    Shashi Tharoor: The Nation Needs Principled Youngsters

  • In Jhang district of the rural Punjab, for example, as many as 10 of the 11 elected are from middle class backgrounds: sons of revenue officers, senior policemen, functionaries in the civil bureaucracy and so on, rather than the usual feudal zamindars.

    Pakistan On The Long Road To Freedom

  • In Jhang district of the rural Punjab, for example, as many as ten out of eleven of those elected are the sons of revenue officers, senior policemen, functionaries in the civil bureaucracy, and so on, rather than usual feudal zamindars.

    A New Deal in Pakistan

  • Yet even here, members of the local middle class have just stood successfully for election against the local zamindars.

    Pakistan On The Long Road To Freedom

  • In the book, the immense wealth of the zamindars is juxtaposed with their lifestyles - either given over to the pleasures of the flesh or to intellectual pursuits as in the case of the two principal characters, Nabinkumar - supposedly based on the character of Kali Prasanna Singha, a Bengali aristocrat and translator of the Mahabharata into Bengali, and his elder brother Ganga.

    Those Days : Walking with History

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