What was the role of Zamindars in Mughal Empire?

What was the role of Zamindars in Mughal Empire?

The role of the zamindar in Mughal administration was to collect the revenues and taxes from the peasants that were a source of income for the Mughals. They acted as an intermediate between the Mughals and the peasants and in some areas the zamindars exercised a great deal of power.

Zamindars In The Mughal Empire

Who were Zamindars in Mughal Empire?

During the Mughal Empire, zamindars belonged to the nobility and formed the ruling class. Emperor Akbar granted them mansabs and their ancestral domains were treated as jagirs. Some zamindars who were Hindu by religion and brahmin or kayastha or kshatriya by caste were converted forcefully into Muslims by the Mughals.

Who introduced zamindari system in Mughal Empire?

1. Zamindari System (Permanent Land Revenue Settlement) Zamindari System was introduced by Cornwallis in 1793 through the Permanent Settlement Act.

What is the difference between Jagirdars and Zamindars?

Jagirdars were holders of land assignments in lieu of judicial and police duties, whereas Zamindars were holders of revenue rights without obligation to perform any duty other than revenue collection.

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