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Which of the following is incorrect about Akbar’s mansabdari system?


Akbar introduced a new system for regulating imperial services which was called Mansabdari system. It was introduced in 1570 A. D. All the gazette imperial officers of the state were styled as Mansabdars. They were classified into (66) grades, from the rank of (10) to ten thousands (10,000) constituted. The (10) was the lowest rank and the ten thousand (10,000) was the highest. The Mansabdars belonged to both Civil and Military department.


What was zawabits?


The term “ Zawabit” literally mean “ State laws” in Persian language but it is used contextually as “ Secular Decrees” issued by the Mughal state undersigned by the ruler.


Which of the following is correct about the system of escheat under Akbar?


the law of escheat (zabti), according to which when a Mansabdar died, all his property was confiscated by the king. The Mansabdari system, introduced by Akbar, was a unique feature of the administrative system of the Mughal empire.


Which of the following is incorrect about the institution ofVakil under Akbar?


During era of Babur and Humayun, it had the powers of prime minister while during early era of Akbar, Vakil Bairam Khan acted as regent and ruled on the behalf of Emperor.


Match the following events with their respective years:


B is the correct option.

  • Jahangir’s assessation took place in 1905.
  • Akbar had been deeply disappointed with Khusrau's father Jahangir. Perhaps due to this background, Khusrau rebelled against his father in 1606 to secure the throne for himself.
  • The rebellion of Khurram absorbed the Mughal's attention, so in the spring of 1623 a Mughal envoy arrived at the Shah's camp with a letter from the Emperor accepting the loss of Kandahar and putting an end to the conflict.
  • Jahangir died on 28 October 1627

Jehangir’s greatest achievement was the signing of a peace treaty with Mewar in 1614. Which was not one of its clauses?


A is the correct option.In the treaty, it was agreed that:

  • The ruler of Mewar, will not be bound to present himself in person at Mughal court, instead, a relative of the Rana would wait upon the Mughal Emperor and serve him.

  • It was also agreed that the Ranas of Mewar would not enter matrimonial relations with the Mughals.

  • Mewar would have to keep a contingent of 1500 horsemen in the Mughal service.

  • Chittor and other Mughal occupied areas of Mewar would be returned to the Rana, but Chittor fort would never be repaired. The reason for this last condition was that the Chittor fort was a very powerful bastion and the mughals were wary of it being used in any future rebellion.

  • The Rana would be given a Mughal rank of 5000 zat and 5000 sowar.

  • The rulers of Dungarpur and Banswarra (who had become independent during Akbars reign) would once again become vassals of Mewar and pay tribute to the Rana


Jehangir’s faithful general Mahabat Khan revolted against him in 1626 A.D. because


As a result of Nur Jahan's machinations against Jahangir, Mahabat Khan decided to take action, and so in 1626, he led an army of loyal Rajput soldiers to Punjab. He had also brought the wives and families of many of them, so that, if driven to extremity, they would fight to the last for the lives and honour of themselves and their families. Meanwhile, Jahangir and his retinue were preparing to head to Kabul, and were encamped on the banks of the River Jhelum. Mahabat Khan and his forces attacked the royal encampment, and successfully took the emperor hostage; Nur Jahan, however, managed to escape.


Prince Khurram (Shahjahan) rebelled against Jehangir in 1623 A.D. because of


Prince Khurram feared that in his absence Nur Jahan would attempt to poison his father against him and convince Jahangir to name Shahryar the heir in his place. This fear brought Prince Khurram to rebel against his father rather than fight against the Persians.


Jehangir was buried at Shahdara near


The Tomb of Jahangir is a 17th-century mausoleum built for the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. The mausoleum dates from 1637, and is located in Shahdara Bagh in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, along the banks of the Ravi River.The site is famous for its interiors that are extensively embellished with frescoes and marble, and its exterior that is richly decorated with pietra dura.


Which of the following events occurred during Shahjahan’s reign?

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