Q. Consider the following statements regarding internal reforms by Ala-ud-din Khalji:
1.He prohibited liquor and banned the use of intoxicating drugs.
2.He collected land taxes directly from the cultivators.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: The Sultan prohibited liquor and banned the use of intoxicating drugs.

  • Gambling was forbidden and gamblers were driven out of the city.
  • However, the widespread violations of prohibition rules eventually forced the Sultan to relax the restrictions.
  • Ala-ud-din collected land taxes directly from the cultivators.
  • The village headman who traditionally enjoyed the right to collect them was now deprived of it.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT