Summary of the Mansabdari System – History Essay
The Mansabdari system was common throughout the rest of Asia, but was introduced to India by Akbar. Nobles of the Mughal Empire were awarded ranks or mansabs. The way someone would attain ranks or mansabs by the Akbar
would be by supplying cavalry to the Mughal Empire. Ranks were directed related to how many horses were offered, from 10-10,000. The higher the rank received the better. There were also two parallel hierarchies, one with civil responsibilities and one with military. Each having checks on one another. Nobles were also given the right to collect taxes of the region they were put in charge of by the Mughal Empire.