Dec. 3, 2022

Prelims Question

Question- Consider the following statements-

1. Dawood Khan, the Afghan ruler of Bengal and Bihar, was a contemporary of Akbar.

2. The Dahsala system was related to land revenue which was

introduced by Akbar.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are true?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) both 1 and 2

(d) neither 1 nor 2


Explanation: During Akbar's reign, the Afghans were dominant power in Bengal and Bihar. They attacked Orissa and killed the ruler. In 1576 Dawood Khan was killed by the Mughal army.

Akbar introduced the Dahsala system in 1580 AD on the basis of actual yield, local prices, productivity etc.