Inam Land Legislations and Jurisprudence in Karnataka

  • Danika Anna Marie Joplin
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  • Danika Anna Marie Joplin

    Student at Ramaiah College of Law Bangalore, India

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This research paper delves into the intricate landscape of Inam land legislations in India, offering a comprehensive examination of the various types of Inam lands and the legal frameworks governing them. Inam lands, historically granted for services rendered, present a complex legal terrain, with nuances that vary across regions. The study meticulously navigates through the evolution of Inam land laws, shedding light on their historical origins and subsequent modifications. The paper categorizes Inam lands into distinct types, each with its unique legal implications. Analyzing the diverse classifications, it explores the socio-economic implications of Inam land grants and their relevance in contemporary legal contexts as well as socio-economic implications. The research not only outlines the statutory provisions related to Inam lands but also critically evaluates their practical implementation, identifying challenges and areas for reform. Furthermore, the paper incorporates an in-depth examination of jurisprudence related to Inam lands, citing landmark cases that have shaped the legal discourse around their ownership, transfer, and management. By synthesizing judicial decisions and legal interpretations, the research contributes to a deeper understanding of the principles governing Inam land disputes. Inam is an Arabic word signifying reward or favor. Inam lands in the Presidency, that of Bombay, are spoken as «alienated6, while th Rytwari lands are as Government. The former term implies that Government has parted with its right of assessing the land and revision the assessment, the Inam being either 'rent-free4 or more commonly charged with a 'Jodi' or 'Quit-rent' which is unalterable.



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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 1, Page 344 - 352


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