Why were threshing machines introduced by the landlords?
- During the Napoleonic wars, prices of foodgrains were high and farmers expanded their production.
- Fearing a shortage of labour, they began buying the new threshing machines that had come into the market.
- They complained about the drinking habits of the labourers, thereby making it difficult for them to work.
- They thought that machines would help them reduce their dependence on labourers.