Indian History

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Harsha-Administration

The Government of Harsha was an autocracy.

The king was the pivot of administration. He was assisted by council of ministers.

The Empire of Harsha was divided into provinces called Bhuktis.

Bhuktis were divided into Visayas.

Visayas were divided into Pathakas.

The smallest unit of administration was Village.

The title of Governor of province was Uparika.

Visayapati was the head of Visaya.

Gramika was the head of the village.

There were three kinds of taxes were exist in the kingdom. i.e. Bhaga, Hiranya and Bali.

Bhaga was the land tax paid in kind.

The taxes paid in cash by farmers or merchants come under Hiranya.

It is difficult to say which taxes come under the term Bali.

The ferry tax was in vague.

There was no corporal punishment. There were very few criminals and rebels.

Harsha patronised the University of Nalanda.

Harsha transferred the capital from Thaneswar to Kannauj.

Harsha united the two kingdoms of Thaneswar and Kannauj.