Q. The term “Maula” was associated with which of the following?

[A] Hereditary warriors

[B] Mercenaries

[C] Security of frontier forts

[D] Slave soldiers

Answer: A

Explanation: In Arthashasthra, there is mention of periodic levies of troops such as Maula (hereditary warriors), Bhartiakas (mercenaries), and forest tribe soldiers, and allies (furnished by friends).

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT