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What were the similarities and differences between the Doras and the zamindars of Awadh?

Answer :

The landlords of Awadh were called as Zamindars and the large landlords were called as doras( they lived in big forts).

Similarities between Doras and Zamindars:


1. Both had vast lands cultivated by the tenants /forced labour.


2. Both acted as moneylenders for the peasants.


Difference:


1. The Zamindars were given the power to collect the revenue as per the permanent settlement act. While the Doras had judicial power over the entire village


2. The doras would enforce rules such as no low caste people would wear shirts or slippers, whereas no such rule were made by the zamindars, they acted more like a tax collector.


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