ceived how equitable it is. The Zamindars are extremely fortunate. It is not known what good they have done or will do for the government or for the people. It is well that the estates of Zamindars should be partiable like all other estates. If the Zamindari lands are impartiable, so must the lands of the Shrothriamdars, Enamdars and the ordinary Pattadars be.
Page 396, December 15th 1900, Village associations
A.G. of the 15th December, says that if it is the desire of the people that the country should prosper, village associations, taluk associations and district associations must be formed. In every village there must be an association composed of all the ryots of the place. In every such association there must be a president and a secretary and treasurer, the president not being a government servant. Each member must subscribe to the association at least one anna. One-third of the money thus collected must be set apart for the taluk association which, being managed by a president and a secretary and treasurer, like the village association, must in its turn part one-third of its receipts for the district association managed, likewise. The district association must send one-third of the money it receives to the Madras Mahajana Sabha and manage its own affairs with the balance. The work of such associations should be to attend to all matters that concern the well being of the country.
The same paper writes thus :-- The Government (The English Government) is a good one. Although there are a few defects in its administration both our country and ourselves have on the whole been benefited greatly. Every villager should remember this fact. We should bring our grievances to the notice of our rulers, the English. How can we do so? We can do so through newspapers, and memorials and by forming associations and holding public meetings. If these four are developed, there is no doubt that we would feel more and more happy under the English administration of the country. The wise men amongst us should use these four ‘instruments' discreetly. They should use them with great awe and reverence and not imprudently.
Page 398, The Impartiable Estate Bill
A.G. of the 15th December, learns that the government will pass an Act making some of the Zamindaries impartiable. This is not right. Wise