Q. The term “Urar” is related to which of the following?

[A] Landholders

[B] Military class

[C] Priests

[D] Traders

Answer: A

Explanation: With the expansion of agriculture, numerous peasant settlements came up in the countryside.

  • They were known as ur. The urar, who were landholders in the village, acted as spokesmen in the ur.
  • The urar were entrusted with the upkeep of temples, maintenance of the tanks and managing the water stored in them.
  • They also discharged administrative functions of the state such as collection of revenue, maintenance of law and order, and obeying the king’s orders.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT