Unit-3 Village And The Outside World

This unit altogether provides you a broad view of the linkages of Indian villages with the outside world.

Why was the village in pre-British India described as a ‘little republic’? Use about four lines for your answer 

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Written on Apr 24, 2019 3:36:52 PM

  1. The village enjoyed a considerable amount of autonomy as well as discreetness from the higher levels of the political system.
  2. This situation was necessitated by the absence of roads and poor communications.
  3. The kings let the villagers govern themselves in day-today matter.
  4. The village panchayat formed mainly of the dominant caste exercised authority in local matters, settled inter-caste disputes and maintained law and order in the village.