Q. The term “izaradars” was related to which of the following?

[A] Revenue farmers

[B] Village guards

[C] Priests

[D] Fort guards

Answer: A

Explanation: Warren Hastings, in order to meet the war expenses against the Marathas and Mysore, made a plan to earn money by involving English officers as izaradars (revenue farmers) in Awadh.

  • He involved Major Alexander Hannay, who was well acquainted with the region, as an izaradar in 1778.
  • Hannay secured the izara of Gorakhpur and Bahraich to the amount of 22 lakh rupees for one year.
  • In fact, it was a secret experiment by the Company to see for itself just how much surplus money was accessible in practice.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT