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Imagine that you are living in village under the tutelage of the Delhi Sultanate. Who among the following would you approach if there was a theft in your house?
  1. Muqti
  2. Muqaddam
  3. Shiqdar
  4. Amil


Solution

The correct option is B Muqaddam
During the reign of Delhi Sultanate, the empire was divided into Provinces, Shiqs, Parganas and Villages. These divisions were looked after by the respective officers appointed for each division. A village was under the control of a Muqaddam. The officer had to maintain law and order, judicial administration, collection of taxes, and organisation of the army. 

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