IAS General Studies Prelims Question No. 20

  Consider the following statement with respect to Manasabdari 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?
[A] 1 Only
[B] 1 and 3 Only
[C] 1 and 2 Only
[D] 1,2 and 3
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[D] 1,2 and 3
All the above 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.