Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Q.  Pranaya refers to which of the following?

a. Fruits tax
b. Liquor Tax
c. Emergency tax
d. Sales tax


ANSWER: See Answer
 
Kautilya or Chanakya mentions certain emergency taxes which were called Pranaya or additional levies that the state could impose if the treasury got depleted. These emergency taxes included a tax on farmers, an additional levy on the traders, and taxes on the income of actors, singers, and prostitutes.
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