Changes introduced by Jahangir and Shah Jahan in Masabdar System

Sep 4, 2021 - 17:31
Sep 4, 2021 - 17:40

Difference in the highest mansab: After Akbar, higher mansabs were introduced. During Jahangir and Shah Jahan’s reigns, the mansab of a prince was raised to 40,000 and 60,000 respectively as against of 12,000 during Akbar’s reign.

Reduction in the number of soldiers: Shah Jahan reduced the number of soldiers kept by a mansabdar. Now each mansabdar was required to keep one-third of the original number. Sometimes, it was even reduced to one-fourth or one-fifth.

Difference in the categories of mansabdars: During the time of Jahangir and Shah Jahan, the number of categories"of mansabdars was reduced to 11 as against 33 mentioned by Abul Fazl in his book Akbarnama.

Relaxation in control: With Akbar’s death, the control exercised over mansabdars became a bit slack.

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