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What were the powers of the zamindars?

A
The power to claim the yield of a particular land.
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The power to lend money to struggling farmers.
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The power to collect revenue from peasants.
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D
The power to encroach a farmland for commercial or agricultural purposes.
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Solution

The correct option is D The power to collect revenue from peasants.
The zamindars were given power to collect revenue from peasants and pay it to the company. The zamindars were given this power as a result of the Permanent Settlement Act introduced by the East India Company in 1793.

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