Land Titles in Punjab – Overview, Problems and Suggestions
Omer Siddique () and
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Abida Naurin: Pakistan Institute of Development Economics
No 2022:91, PIDE Knowledge Brief from Pakistan Institute of Development Economics
In the 13th and 14th centuries, Alauddin Khilji began keeping land records, which is when the history of land records in the Subcontinent began (Ali, 2013). Successive rulers kept on amending land revenue records. For instance, Sher Shah Suri implemented fixed crop rates in the 16th century, greatly enhancing the measuring of land records (Thakur, et al., 2005). The Mughal Empire’s most powerful 17th-century ruler, Akbar, made significant changes to how the land was administered. He registered holdings according to several land classifications and income estates (Ali, 2013).
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