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In 1910 G. P. Tate, who worked on the Survey of India, including Sistān, Baluchistān and Afghanistān, gave the first definition of bunah as a rural network for collective farming. He stated that in each village the villagers were divided into groups of sharecroppers called pāgū (or pāgāw). Each group cultivated a patch of land that was designated for them on an equal basis. The number of indivi…

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Farhadi, Morteza and Translated by Rahim Gholami, “Bunah”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_05000027>
First published online: 2021

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