Q. With reference to peasant movements in British India, the term “bedakhali” related to?

[A] Evictions

[B] Barren land

[C] Irrigation system

[D] Feudal lands

Answer: A
Notes:

Explanation: After the 1857 revolt, the Awadh taluqdars had got back their lands. This strengthened the hold of the taluqdars or big landlords over the agrarian society of the province.

Most of the cultivators were subjected to high rents, summary evictions (bedakhali), illegal levies, renewal fees or nazrana.

Source: Spectrum

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