Indian History

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The government of the Rajputs was feudal in character.

The records of the Rajputs refers to a regular bureaucracy.

The officials were called "Kayasthas".

The officials mostly belonged to the upper caste.

The chief source of income of the state was the land revenue. That was supplemented by taxes on commerce and trade. Some money was also paid by the Jagirdars.

Agriculture was the main occupation of the people.

The Rajput rulers built many irrigation works, reservoirs, tanks, wells and canals. State extended lot of help to the farmers. The village administration was conducted by the village councils.

The headman of the village and the Patwari were in charge of collecting the revenue and remitting the same to the royal treasury.

Revenue of the state was collected through the agency of the panchayats.

They also administered civil and criminal Justice.

The Rajputs were great warriors and maintained an efficient army.

They followed the traditional method of warfare swords, bows and arrows and lances were the weapons used by the soldiers.

Since their method of warfare was primitive the Rajput soldiers could not face the army of the Muslim invaders who were well diciplined.