What are the main features of the Jagirdari system?

The main features of the Jagirdari System are as follows:

  • The bestowal of a Jagir could be conditional or unconditional
  • In Mughal times, the taxes collected by Jagir paid his salary, while the rest went to the treasury.
  • A jagir was technically a feudal life estate, as the grant reverted to the state upon the jagirdar’s death. 

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