cavalry he commanded. This system worked for some time and thereafter like most other systems, a crisis developed within itself. The Jagirdari System was. Under the Mughal system the mansabdars were either paid their salary in cash or granted jagirs in lieu of that. But the treasury being exhausted. The jagirdari crisis had both an administrative and a social basis. The success of the jagirdari system depended on the ability of jagirdar.

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The conditional jagir required the governing family to maintain troops and provide their service to the state when asked. Regarding the meaning and nature of sawar there is no unanimity of opinion. Satish Chandra- The Mughal system of tax collection followed a hierarchical order which ceisis Emperors, Jagirdars and Zamindars. Assignment of a piece of land to an individual for the purpose of collection of revenue in lieu of cash salary is an age-old practice in India. The increase of number of Mansabdars during the reign of Aurangzeb led to the Jagirdari and agrarian crisis which led jagirdwri the collapse jagirdagi the Mansabdari system.

Collapse of the Mughal Empire was a decline because it was a gradual process. There was no fixing of the number of Mansabdars.

The Mughal emperors also implemented this system jagirdri the areas assigned were called Jagirs and their holders, Jagirdars. Short notes on the jagirdari crisis under the Mughal rule Raghudev. Some Hindu jagirdars were converted into Muslim vassal states under Mughal imperial sway, such as the nawwabs of Kurnool. Help Center Find new research papers in: For, though the number of mansabdars increased rapidly there was no increase in the availability of jagir in the same proportion.

However, in practice, jagirs became hereditary to the male lineal heir of the jagirdar. At the same time, zamindars became powerful which created a structural contradiction in the Mughal rule.

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Remember me on this computer. We also notice an evolution in the beginning and the jagigdari of this institution. These tax farmers could exercise their right on an area for a temporary tenure after which they would be assigned a new area. Also, he took no new initiatives to cope with the emerging administrative and military problems.


The question of frequent transfers among others abused in the working of the system. Athar Ali points out that, Aurangzeb worked with reasonable efficiency the system of administration he had inherited may be readily conceded.

Of these our main focus will be on the structural contradictions. Aurangzeb was Zamindars unable to identify the crisis and made some changes in administrative Peasants policies in order to attain a balanced budget equating the imperial expenditures with the incomes. One such feature was the introduction of the use of conditional rank or Mashrut which means an increase of sawar rank for a short period.

Here you can publish your research papers, essays, letters, stories, poetries, biographies, notes, reviews, advises and allied information with a single vision to liberate knowledge. There are many factors that led to the crisiss of the Mughal Empire. Log in to add a comment.

Role of Mansabdari and Jagirdari System During Mughal Empire

Though in theory, the Mansabdari position was open to all, in practice, the Mughals gave importance to heredity factor and as such Khanzads or house-born and Zamindars were given preference criss with Turanis, Iranis, Afghans, Rajputs and Marathas and the Deccanis by Aurangzeb in particular for military reasons.

These were rich peasants and zamindars that had jagirdarii powerful due to the collapse of the pyramid of the Mughal aristocracy. Generally, the jama included land revenue, in-land transit duties, port customs and other taxes too.

Thursday, December 22, Jagirdari Crisis. A jagir was technically a iagirdari life estateas the grant reverted to the state upon the jagirdar’s death. The Mughals did not allow the Jagirdars to be at a same Jagir for more than four years. But the treasury being exhausted the cash payment of salary was out of question the grant of jagir was also becoming increasingly difficult.

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The jagirdar did not act alone, but appointed administrative layers for revenue collection. Secondary School History 5 points.

Before preserving your articles on this site, please read the following pages: We hereby appoint you as Mukhtiyar of all civil and administrative affairs throughout our country, as well as Prime MinisterCommander-In-Chief and General with Jagir emoluments amounting to Rs 12, The Mansabdars were appointed to all civil and military posts except that of judiciary, and the positions like wazir, bakshi, faujdar and Subedar were held by the Mansabdars.


The imperial bureaucracy kept a vigilant watch over the Jagirdars. From the 20th year of the reign of Akbar, an Amir was posted in the Subha to see that the Jagirdars strictly implemented the royal orders.

Waltraud Ernst; Biswamoy Pati, eds. The emperor can raise the rank of the Mansabdar by increasing the number allotted to a Mansabdar. Since these assignments were temporary, the attitude of the assignees to the land under their jurisdiction could be summed up as follows: In the Mughal Empire, the king, being the owner of the land, distributed rights to tax farmers to collect taxes over particular territories.

For the film, see Jagirdar film. The wars with the Marathas not only increased the expenditure of the Mughal administration for holding on to the Deccan but also humiliated the Mughal military prowess.

This page was last edited on 28 Novemberat Most princely states of India during the colonial British Raj era were jagirdars such as Mohrampur Jagir. First class was in equal number to Jat and sawar, second class Jat and half or more than half of sawar and third class Jat and less than half of sawar. Why should the neglected state of this land create uneasiness in our minds? The word Mansab means a place, a position, an honour and a rank, which happened to be an integral part of the elaborate Mughal bureaucracy.

Even then, there was an apparent mismatch between the available resources and the demands of salaries. I want a free account. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In consequence, the jagirdars were given jagirs in the areas called zor-talab. The jagirdar system was introduced by the Delhi Sultanate[2] and continued during the Mughal Empire[6] but with a difference.

Khafi Khan, says of the inadequacy of pai baqi, and the appointment of innumerable mansabdars.