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Common lands and customary law : institutional change in north India over the past two centuries / Minoti Chakravarty-Kaul.Material type: BookPublisher: Delhi : Oxford University Press, 1996Description: xvii, 315 pages ; illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780195638622 (hbk.).Subject(s): Commons -- India -- Punjab | Customary law -- India -- Punjab | Land tenure -- Law and legislation -- India -- PunjabDDC classification: 346.54552042 CHA
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -287) and index.
Machine derived contents note: List of Tables and Maps
Part 1:1 Common Lands in History and Theory
Part 2:2 Regional Patterns
3 Colonial Perception and the Commons
4 Institutions and the Commons
5 Claiming the Waste
Part 3:6 Enter Customary Law
7 The Embattled Commons
8 Conclusion: And So the Commons
This text seeks to dispel the notion that communally-held resources are necessarily open to private exploitation and misuse. It argues that customary law and institutions of property rights were devised by village communities to check the misuse of common property resources.