What is the difference between Zamindar and Landlord?

The difference between zamindar and landlord

is that "zamindar" is an Indian landowner who collected local taxes and paid them to the British government and "landlord" is a person who owns and rents land such as a house, apartment, or condo.

zamindar

landlord

Noun

  • (India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, now historical) An Indian landowner who collected local taxes and paid them to the British government.

Exemple

  • Indian princes, zamindars and industrialists engaged him as their counsel and paid him whatever he asked for as fees.
  • Thus it happened that the approach of the Ibis was witnessed by Raja Neel Rattan Halder, the zemindar of Raskhali, who was on board the palatial barge with his eight-year-old son and a sizeable retune of attendants.
  • The power of the zamindars, who were mainly Brahmin or Rajput, was challenged in a series of peasant movements between 1919 and 1921, when Charan Singh was in his late teens.

Noun

  • A person who owns and rents land such as a house, apartment, or condo.
  • (chiefly Britain) The owner or manager of a public house.

Synonyms

  • (person who rents something): lessor
  • (owner or manager of a public house): publican

Related terms

  • landlady
  • tenant
  • lessor

Examples

  • 2004: the lurking presence of “The Landlord"