General Awareness Questions

Q.  The term Upari refers to which one of the following?

a. A category of proprietary tenure under the Mughal rule
b. A category of tenancy tenure under the Maratha rule
c. A soldier in the Maratha army
d. A village headman in the Mughal period.


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Upari refers to a category of tenancy tenure held under the Maratha Regime.The Government used to assign land to various cultivators for cultivation and getting maximum revenue. The land allotted to original settlers of villages came to be known as Mirasi land whereas the land assigned to the migrant settlers was known as the Upari land.
 

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