Question

Which of the following represents the town inhabited by merchants and traders in Chola period?

A

Nagaram

B

Nadu

C

Sabha

D

Ur

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Solution

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Correct option is A)

Chola period saw the decentralization of administration, for administration at various levels, several types of lands divided, some of them were-

  • Associations of traders known as Nagarams occasionally performed administrative functions in towns.
  • Settlements of peasants, known as Ur.
  • Groups of rich villages formed larger units called Nadu. 
  • Brahmadeya(land grants to brahmans) was looked after by an assembly known as Sabha of prominent Brahmana landholders.

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