UPSC History Delhi Sultnat (Gulam, Khilji, Tughlak, Sayyed, Lodhi) Question Bank Medieval History

  • question_answer Consider the following statements regarding the Iqtadari, a unique type of land distribution and administrative system under the Delhi Sultanate:
    1. The grant of an iqta implied a right to the land.
    2. Iqtas were transferable.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    A)  1 only             

    B)  2 only

    C)  Roth 1 and 2                

    D)  Neither 1 nor 2

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

     The grant of iqta did not imply a right to the land but it was just an administrative unit. Iqtas were granted only for the purpose of administration and revenue collection.                       

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