Saturday, February 6, 2010

Pindkara

Pindkara was a  tax which was collected jointly from a village during Mauryan times. Pindkara was one of the four taxes which were being collected since the days of Mahajanapada. Initially it was a voluntary contribution in form of a fistful grain at a yagya. However, this tax has not been mentioned in the post Mauryan period or Gupta period. Hence, it was collected upto Mauryan period. But it was never imposed on an individual. It was collected from a village as a whole.



For verification and further elaboration: Check Public finance in Ancient India By K. R. Sarkar 




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