Akbar introduced a new system for regulating imperial services which was called Mansabdari system. It was introduced in A. D. All the. MANSABDARI SYSTEM Discuss the evolution of Mansabdari system under Akbar. The Mansabdari system was introduced by Akbar and as a system and. Mansabdari System was a system introduced by Akbar for military administration and territorial commands (grant and revenue) to sustain parts.

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All servants of the empire, whether in the civil or military departments, were graded in this system. Till the middle of Akbar’s reign, the highest rank an ordinary officer could hold was that of a commander of 5, Broadly, ,ansabdari were three main classification of Mansabdars: The law of escheat zabtiaccording to which when a mansabdar died all his property was confiscated by the emperor.

This corrupted morality and had an adverse effect on their efficiency. Back to Log in. The Emperor was authorized to appoint anyone as Mansabdar and at any rank. At the beginning of akbar’s reign, rigid rules were syshem framed in this respect. Genesis of Mansabdari System Akbar introduced Mansabdari system of administration in with the help of Shahbaz Khan.

Irvin expressed the view that Zat indicated the actual number of cavalry under a mansabdar besides other soldiers while sawar was an additional honour. Asked by Topperlearning User 11th February2: There were no such sgstem to regulate appointments, promotions and dismissals of the mansabdar.


They maintained a very strong and efficient army. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. There were thirty-three grades of mansabdars ranging from ‘commanders of 10’ to ‘commanders of 10,’.

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Though these men were normally aristocrats, yet they could not organise a feudal aristocracy, because neither the offices nor the estates that supported them were earned in heredity. The Mansabdar was a military unit within the administrative system of the Mughal Empire introduced by Akbar. As institutional framework of mansabdari existed in both military organization and civil administration the systfm were transferred from the civil administration to the military department and vice versa.

There were no uniform rules for the systematic training of the soldiers, nor for the conduct of regular drill or physical exercise to keep them fit. Thus, all mansabdars had a zator personal ranking, and a sowaror a troop ranking. In Akbar’s time, the lowest mansabdar was the commander of 10 and the highest was of 10, The Mansabdars were sub-divided into the following three grades:.

Wikipedia articles with style issues from September All articles with style issues. The sawar rank was equal or less than the zat and the actual position of the mansabdar sysyem to be identified by the zat. The mansabdars got their salaries in terms of revenue assignments called jagirs.

Mansabdari System in Mughal Administration

Those mansabdars whose rank was one thousand or below were called the Amirwhile those above 1, were called the Amiral Kabir Great Amir. But eventually it did become hereditary. The standard of efficiency also varied from contingent to contingent.


The Mansabdari System was mansabdarl by Mughal emperor Akbar as new administrative machinery and revenue system.

Every civil and military officer was given a ‘mansab’ and different which could be increased by ten were used for ranking officers. List of the Great Mughal Emperors of India.

The King was all in all. The promotion depends upon the pleasure of the Emperor. Log In Sign Up.

Mansabdari System

It was prevalent during the reign of Babur and Humayun as well. Enter your valid mobile number below.

The Mansabdari system was introduced by Akbar and as a system and institution it was developed by Shahajahan. A mansabdar mansabbdari a rank of 5, got a salary of 30, rupees per month, one of 3, could get 17, rupees, while a mansabdar of maansabdari, got 8, rupees. After Akbar, higher mansabs were introduced. Merit as the basis of selection: The lowest mansabdar commanded 10 soldiers and the highest 10, soldiers.

He also granted promotions to those who displayed their prowess in military service.