A jagir (IAST: Jāgīr), also spelled as jageer, was a type of feudal land grant in South Asia at the foundation of its Jagirdar system. After the collapse of Mughal Empire, the system of jagirs was retained by Rajput and Sikh kingdoms, and later . The Mughals continued the Jagirdari system while making slight changes to the way they ruled. Under Mughals, the Jagirdars were allowed to collect taxes. Jāgīrdār system: Jagirdar system, a form of land tenancy developed in India during The early Mughal emperors (16th century) wished to abolish it, preferring to.

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Help Center Find new research papers in: Amin was posted in each suba to see that Jagirdars were following imperial regulations. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Shortly following independence from the British Crown inthe jagirdar system was abolished by the Indian government in Islam in South Asia: The conditional jagir required the governing family to maintain troops and provide their service to the state when asked. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval.

We also come to know that those who had or less than were called Mansabdars. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. The framework of the Mughal Jagirdari system began during the reign of Akbar and in course of time it underwent modifications. Jagir could consist of single portion in a village, several village or entire parganas. Depending on the rank the Jagirdar was assigned the collection of revenue in lieu of salary in cash.


This type of jagir was effective administrative machinery introduced by Akbar to accommodate local zamindars in the Mughal oligarchy.

Since, on an average, a jagir was transferred after every three years. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Please try again later. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the myghals, you mughls go to edit mode requires login. Calcutta and Plassey significance in Indian history In India: It also helped in maintaining cohesion within the nobility.

Akbar wanted to introduce the jagirdari system so as to recruit the best officers in Mughal administration. The Mughal emperors, too, did the same. Responsibility of assigning jagir was that of Diwan – i — Tan minister of salaries. In Bombay he encouraged Western learning and science,…. Transfer orders created problems for the jagirdars leading to rivalry and conflicts. Asher; Cynthia Talbot In case the payment was made through the assignment of a Jagir, the office of the central Diwan would identify parganas the sum total of whose Jama was equal to the salary claim of the mansabdars.

The term was derived by combining two Persian words: Remember me on this computer. The Jagirdars were allowed to collect only authorized revenue in accordance with the imperial regulations. 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 along with Turanis, Iranis, Afghans, Rajputs and Marathas and the Deccanis by Aurangzeb in particular for military reasons.

The Zamindars were the local elite or rural aristocracy who exercised authority in their areas.

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Jagireari Fazl states that Akbar provided 66 grades of Mansabdars ranging from commanders of 10 horsemen to 10, horsemen but he gives a list of 33 grades of Mansabdars. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Dam is a small copper coin. The Mughal emperors also implemented this system and the areas assigned were called Jagirs and their holders, Jagirdars.


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These jagirs were transferable every three or oc years 2. Jagir zor talab, where it was difficult to collect land revenue due to war and other internal problems. The Mansabdars were appointed to all civil and military pf except that of judiciary, and the positions like wazir, bakshi, faujdar and Subedar were held by the Mansabdars. The Diwan of the suba was supposed to prevent the oppression of the peasants by the Jagirdars.

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Role of Mansabdari and Jagirdari System During Mughal Empire

Retrieved from ” https: The systtem was introduced by the Sultans of Delhi from the 13th century onwards, was later adopted by the Mughal Empireand continued under the British East India Company. Indiacountry that occupies the greater part of South Asia.

They mughhals merely interested in extracting as much revenue as possible in a short time. Keep Exploring Britannica Marketing. We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. He used the ryotwari method of assessing land revenue, collecting through local officials from the village headmen.

Therefore, the obligation on jagirdar was greater than his returns.