|Consider the following statements:|
|1. Mansab fixed the status of a mansabdar in official hierarchy but not his salary.|
|2. Mansab did not fix the number of armed retainers the mansabdar was supposed to maintain|
|3. Mansabdari was a single service combining both civil and military responsibilities|
|4. All holders of mansab were called amir-i azam|
|Which of the statements given above is/are correct?|
A) 2 and 3 only
B) 3 only
C) 1, 2 and 4
D) 4 only
Correct Answer: B
Solution :[b] Mansabdari System was a system introduced by Akbar for military administration and territorial commands (grant and revenue) to sustain parts of army. His experiences led him to conclude that rather than relying in the Irani and Turkish nobles, he should also include the Indian Muslims (Sheikhzadas), Afghans and Rajputs in the Mughal army. The Mughal officers whether Hindus or Muslims were granted territorial commands in return for the military service. They had to bring in some fixed number ofmen-at-arms, horses and elephants to the field and were rated as per the numbers which was known as Zats. So they were called Mansabdars of 10, 20, 100, and 1000 and so on.
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