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Each grade in Mansabdari system had two aspects to it, Zat (personal) and Sawar (cavalryman). Which of the following statements correctly describes their significance?
The Sawars a person was required to maintain depended on his Zat
The zat of a person was determined by the number of Sawars he was required to maintain
Zat fixed the personal status of a person and his salary, while Sawar rank indicated the number of cavalrymen he was required to maintain
A Mansabdar was required to maintain as many Sawars as indicated by his Zat rank
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Akbar introduced the Mansabdari system in his administration.
Under this system, every officer was assigned a rank or Mansab. These ranks were divided into two – Zat and Sawar.
Zat means personal, and it fixed the personal status of a person.
Sawar rank indicated the number of cavalrymen of a person who was required to maintain. Every Sawar should have two horses.
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