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 Every village has a headman or Patla who is generally __________.

A

Heriditary

B

Acquired

C

Elected

D

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Heriditary

Every village has a headman or patla who is generally hereditary. The nar patal still acts as the symbolic focus of the village in his hereditary role. an arrangement in which the son/ daughter gets the father/ mother’s title or property automatically after their death is called ‘heriditary’.  He is responsible to the Panch but in many cases he can be an effective leader.  While the panch only meet once in a while the headman functions on a daily basis.Whenever a headman becomes arrogant and goes against the wishes of the people, the Panch may remove him and replace him with another person.  Or the other families may just leave the village and settle in a new place.

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