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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The faujdar often helped the muyhals to collect revenue whenever difficulties arose. We also notice an evolution in the beginning and the growth of this institution. Watan jagirs, which were assigned to zamindars chieftains in their homelands.

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Later on grants made for religious and charitable purposes and even to non-Rajputs were called jagirs, and both in its popular sense and legislative practice, the word jagir came to be used as connoting all grants which conferred on the grantees mugbals in respect of land revenue, and that is the sense in which the word jagir should be construed in Article A.

Organization of the nobility and the army In India: The maximum area of the territory was assigned to Mansabdars on the basis of their rank. Tankha Jagirs were given in lieu of salaries, Mashrut Jagirs were given on certain conditions, and Watan Jagirs were kughals to Zamindar or rajas in their local dominions. Remain in attendance during war and other occasions as commanded by us, be faithful to our salt and sysyem the following lands and revenues as your Jagir with due loyalty.


It is also believed that Akbar followed the principles of Changiz Khan in fixing up the grades of Mansabdars. However, in practice, jagirs became hereditary to the male lineal heir of the jagirdar. Systdm wanted to introduce the jagirdari system so as to recruit the best officers in Mughal administration. History of Alienations in the Province of Sind. It is to be remembered in this connection that it is not land that was assigned but the right to collect revenue or income mugahls the piece of land.

Being feudalistic in character, systen tended to enfeeble the central government by setting up quasi-independent baronies. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Indiacountry that occupies the greater part of South Asia. 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. In the beginning and up topersonal pay and the size of the contingent was represented by single rank of jat but fromboth the Jat and sawar ranks began to decide the position and status of the Mansabdar.


The Jagirdars were allowed to collect only authorized revenue in accordance with the imperial regulations. Depending on the rank the Jagirdar was assigned the collection of revenue in lieu of salary in cash. Under the Mughals, the areas assigned were generally called Jagir and its holders Jagirdars. He introduced two types of jagir: You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Further, those Mansabdars, who were paid in cash, were called Naqdi and those paid through Jagirs were called Jagirdars. From —Akbar brought all the jagirs under Khalisa and then re-assigned them. Thus, the Jagirdars were allowed to collect only the stipulated amount fixed by the king. A jagir was ssystem a feudal life estateas the grant reverted to the state upon the jagirdar’s death. Please note that jaagirdari editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling shstem grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed.


Role of Mansabdari and Jagirdari System During Mughal Empire

Help us improve this article! Slavery, condition in which one human being was owned by another. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. The imperial office kept watch on the Jagirdars. Calcutta and Plassey significance in Indian history In India: Government Civil Secretariat Press.

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