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In the context of Mughal administration, the term ‘polaj’ stood for a:
1. type of land for revenue assessment
2. type of weapon
3. land granted to religious personalities
4. soldier

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : type of land for revenue assessment

The correct answer is type of land for revenue assessment.

  • In the context of the Mughal administration, the term polaj stood for a type of land for revenue settlement.
  • The four categories of land were polaj, parati, chachar and banjar in the Mughal administration.

  • For different classification of land, different revenues were paid off.
  • The annually cultivated land is called as polaj.
  • The polaj was the land that was not left fallow for any time.
  • For each crop, the polaj was cultivated in succession.

  • The standardization of land measurement was done by Akbar.
  • To measure land, illahi gaj was made a definite unit.
  • It was tried to define the extent of land.
  • Reducing extortion and corruption was tried in the reign of Akbar.
  • In the entire empire, the most ideal type of land was polaj.

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