Q. Which of the following pair/s is/are correctly matched?
1.Dalavay   :   Commander
2.Vassal     :   Accountant
3.Kariya-karta   :   Guard of the palace
Choose the correct answer from below given codes:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: A

Explanation: The king was the ultimate authority in the kingdom. He was also the supreme commander of the army. He was assisted by several high-ranking officers.

The chief minister was known as the mahapradhani. He led a number of lower-ranking officers, like Dalavay (commander), Vassal (guard of the palace), Rayasam (secretary/ accountant), Adaippam (personal attendant), and Kariya-karta (executive agents).

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT