Consider the following statement with respect to Mansabdari system in India:

  1. The system was introduced by Akbar in India
  2. Mansabdars were commanders of horsemen
  3. Mansabdars received fixed monthly salary as per rank

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [D] 1, 2 and 3

All given statements are correct. Mansabdars were paid in Zat and Sawar. Zat was a fixed personal salary of mansabdars and sawar was paid as per their rank or number of horsemen to be controlled by them.

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