Peace Watch

Pages: 500
Year: 2008

Review

Written by Publisher

The development of Revenue Law in the State began in the year 1923 when the State Government passed Land Revenue Regulation, 1980(s) and the Tenancy Act, 1980(s). These two legislations revolutionized the century old administrative set up and barbarous agrarian concepts prevailing in the state. The revenue administrative machinery has been put on sound legal system for the first time in the history of state and the same continues to prevail even today without any substantial change. It is mainly because the Land Revenue Act is considered the substantive law of all the revenue laws. The process of Agrarian Reforms, however, started late in the year 1950 with the passing of Big Landed Estates Abolition Act, fixing the ceiling for the agricultural land and distributing the surplus land to its tillers free from compensation. But the development of Revenue Law in our State has not been legally expeditious, mainly because very little has been written with respect to these revenue laws in a legal and analytical manner for the benefit of legal fraternity. The present Book is a small attempt to consolidate and elucidate briefly the law on the subject. The Sections of the Act have been lucidly discussed and analysed. All the important and contentious issues and subjects have been critically examined, particularly in view of the principles of law as laid down by the High Court in its various Judgments. Icons of Kashmir Identity Kashmiryat, a new cliché was added to the political lexicon of Kashmir in early nineties of the past century. This word that sounds alien to etymology of Kashmir language found some ready takers in the government and made it a part of Kashmir's political discourse. Some made it look as sub-nationalism and some projected it as syncretism of Sufism and Shaivism. Many used it as one word substitution for Kashmir identity and many others preferred to use it as a synonym for Reshi tradition of Kashmir. In their enthusiasm some have been making efforts project great missionaries like Mir Syed Ali Hamadani who played pioneering role in the spread of Islam and bringing socio-economic revolution in Kashmir as a hermits. The book based on papers presented by the author provides a glimpse into various facets of changes that occurred in Kashmir after the advent of Islam and that gave Kashmir an identity of its own. The book contains papers that provide an insight into the literary and culture heritage of Kashmir.

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