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What was the unique system developed by the Mughals?

A

Centralised autocracy

B

Ryotwari settlement

C

Mansabdari system

D

Permanent Settlement

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C

Mansabdari system

Answer - (C) - Mansabdari System
The Mansabdari System was introduced by Mughal Emperor Akbar as new administrative machinery and revenue system. The word 'Mansab' is of Arabic origin meaning of 'rank' or 'position'. This system determined the rank of a government official. Every civil and military official was given a 'mansab'. It was also meant for fixing the salaries and allowances of officers.

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