Q. Consider the following pairs of terms related to Bahmani Kingdom:
1. Vakil-us-saltanalieutenant of the kingdom
2. KotwalMinister of Finance
3. Wasir-i-ashrafChief of Police
Which of the above given pair is/are correctly matched?
In order to facilitate smooth administration, as followed in the Delhi Sultanate, Bahman Shah divided the kingdom into four territorial divisions called tarafs, each under a governor.
Each governor commanded the army of his province (Gulbarga, Daulatabad, Bidar, and Berar) and was solely responsible for both its administration and the collection of revenue.
Mohammed I appointed a council of eight ministers of state:
- Vakil-us-saltana or lieutenant of the kingdom, the immediate subordinate of the sovereign.
- Waziri-kull, who supervised the work of all other ministers;
- Amir-i-jumla, minister of finance;
- Wasir-i-ashraf, minister of foreign affairs and master of ceremonies;
- Nazir, assistant minister for finance;
- Peshwa who was associated with the lieutenant of the kingdom;
- Kotwal or chief of police and city magistrate in the capital, and
- Sadr-i-jahan or chief justice and minister of religious affairs and endowments.
Source: Tamil Nadu state board.