Thursday, March 25, 2010

zamin-i paimuda

zamin-i paimuda: It means measured land. It is an account entry in Ain-i Akbari of Abu Fazal. The statistics of zamin-i paimuda are given for the year 1595-96 which was the 40th year of the reign of Akbar. It was further substantiated in the book of Chahar Gulshan of Rai Chaturman in 1759-60. The data about the land measured for ascertaining the revenue of different subas are given in the chapter entitled "Account of the Twelve Provinces". It does not include the data for Bengal, Thatta and Kashmir. 

Irfan Habib, The Agrarian System of Mughal India 1556-1707.

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