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Q. Which of the following statements is/are correct about the chola’s local administration?
  1. The Ur consisted of only Brahman inhabitants of the village.
  2. The Sabha was restricted to the tax-paying residents of an ordinary village.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 1 only

  2. 2 only

  3. Both 1 and 2

  4. Neither 1 Nor 2


Solution

The correct option is D
Neither 1 Nor 2
Explanation:

The Chola pattern of committees was called variyam. There were three types of village assemblies that existed in the Cholamandalam: Ur, Sabha or Mahasabha and Nagaram. The nagaram was associated mostly with the trade centers, since it catered mercantile interests. In some villages the Ur and the Sabha are found together. Mandala was the largest administrative unit.Sequence of units was Mandala - Kottam - Nadu - Kurram – Village from largest to smallest.

Statement 1 is incorrect: The Ur consisted of the tax-paying residents of an ordinary village. It was the general assembly where local residents discussed local matters.

Statement 2 is incorrect: The Sabha was restricted to the Brahmanas only.

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