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In the British territories located in the southern part of India, the cultivators were known as .


A
rajas
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B
ryots
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C
taluqdars
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D
zamindars
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Solution

The correct option is B ryots
Captain Read and Governor Munro realised that, unlike the northern part of India, there were no traditional zamindars in the southern British territories. Hence, the agreement to collect revenue had to be made directly with the cultivators who were also known as the ryots. 

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