Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Chennai / Madras 2: British Public Buildings: Photo 7
Outside the fort, and on an island in the murky Cooum River, there's a statue of one of the real giants of imperial administration. Thomas Munro (1761-1827) instituted direct property tax collection on cultivators in much of South India--and in the process released them from something akin to slavery. His revenue system was a break with the system of tax farmers or zamindarsintroduced to North India by Cornwallis. Like Cornwallis, Munro died while on tour.
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