Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Q.  Which of the following refers to tax paid only in cash during the Mauryan period?

a. Bhaga
b. Bali
c. Hiranya
d. Kara


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The bali which means land tax was the main item of revenue and was levied at the rate of one-sixth of the produce during the Mauryan period. Peasants had to pay many other taxes like Pindakara which was assessed on groups of villages , Hiranya which was to be paid only in cash , Kara was levied on fruits and flower gardens etc., but the exact nature of all of them is still not very clear.
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