Key Terms Associated With Ancient Indian History

Vish (Rigvedic period)Group of many villages headed by vishpati.
Sabha (Rigvedic period)Tribal assembly with judicial functions
Samiti (Rigvedic period)Tribal assembly
Bali (Rigvedic period)Tax voluntary paid by the people
Pautavadhyaksha (Mauryan period)Officer of Weights and Measures
Sannidhata (Mauryan period)Officer of state treasury
Pradeshtha (Mauryan period)Faujadari court
Rajuka (Mauryan period)Tax collector with judicial powers in villages
Pariharika (Mauryan period)Tax free villages
Ur (Sangam period)Town
Pattinam (Sangam period)Coastal town
Vikram samvat/Malav SamvatDated 57 BC commemorating Vikramaditya’s triumph over Shakas.
Saka SamvatStarted in 78 AD
Gupta SamvatDated 319-320 C.E. was started by Chandragupta 1.
Veena playing/ Ashvamedha performance coins (Gupta period)Issued by Samudra Gupta
Mahasandhivigrahik (Gupta period)Foreign Minister, dealt with war affairs
Puga (Gupta period)Assembly of same jati traders in a town
Kula (Gupta period)Assembly of family members
Agrahara (Gupta period)Tax free land given to temples & brahmanas.
Araghatta (Gupta period)Irrigation device
Shreni (Gupta period)Assembly of traders from different jatis
Nigama (Gupta period)Assembly of traders from same town
Brahmadeya (Gupta period)Tax free land given to brahmanas.
Dinar (Gupta period)Gold coin issued by Guptas
Devadana (Gupta period)Tax free land given to temples.
Ghatikas (Pallava period)Schools/Colleges
Taniyurs (Chola period)Big villages
Ur (Chola period)Gram sabha
Sabha (Chola period)Assembly of eminent brahmanas
Shreni (Chola period)Trader’s assembly. Important were Manigramam, Nanadesi, Anjuvannam.
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