Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta (Antya 6.17)

November 17th, 2019 | Posted by ww-seva2 in class | lecture

“At that time there was a Muslim official collecting the taxes of Saptagrāma.”Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta (Antya 6.17)

hena-kāle mulukera eka mleccha adhikārī
saptagrāma-mulukera se haya ‘caudhurī’

hena-kāle — at this time; mulukera — of the country; eka — one; mleccha — Muslim; adhikārī — official; saptagrāma-mulukera — of the place known as Saptagrāma; se — that person; haya — is; caudhurī — tax collector.

Formerly, when the Muslim government was in power, the person appointed tax collector would collect the taxes of the local zamindars, or landholders. He would keep one fourth of the collection for himself as a profit, and the balance he would deliver to the treasury of the government.

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