Medieval Indian Terms

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MEDIEVAL INDIAN TERMS
Istihaq—> By means of religion/ rules of religion.
Zawabith—>Rules formulated by sulthan
Sizda —> Prostration
Paibos—> Kissing the feet
Nauroz—> Persina festival(persian new year)
Charai—> Grazing tax
Ghari—> House tax
Daagh—> Branding of horses (by Alla ud din khalji)
Chehra—> Registering imp features of soldiers (by ADK)
Khalisa—> Crown land
Waqf—> Grant made for religious purpose.
Milk—> Grant made for non-religious purpose
Inam—> Grant given as a reward.
Karaj—> Land tax from Hindu land lords
Iqta—> Land granted to military officers
Muqti—> head of iqta
Zakath—> Alms tax on muslims
Khums—> war booty/spoils of war
Khuts/Muqaddams–> Village headmen
Khet batai—> Land revenue fixed on the basis of standing crops
Lank batai—> land revenue fixed without seperating the grain from chaff.
Ras batai—> Land revenue after the seperation of grain from chaff.
Masahat—> Land revenue on the basis of measurement of land.
Nasq—> Land revenue on the basis of estimate.
Galla-i-chungi—> Taxes on grains.
Khizrawat—> Tax on vegetables.
Sondhar—> Loans to the peasants by Mohammad Bin tughluq.
Taccavi—> Loan of Mughul period.
Daura—> Imaginary sqares of 30X30 karoh. Crated for the purpose of better management & measurement (economy). Not even a hand full of land should not remain un cultivated. Wheat was to be grown instead of Barley & sugar cane.
Majumdar—> Accountant.
Tas gharial—> A metal cup made by Feroz Shah tughluq to help astronomers.
Ratibi->  36 Kharkhanas were divided into a Ratibi by Feroz Shah Tughluq. They were meant to provide food for men and animals.
Haq-i-Sharb->  Irrigation tax.
Anhar-i-Amma- Canals by F.S.T.
Gaz-i-Sikandari-  a measuring Unit by Sikandar Lodi.

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