Raja Todar Mal Biography


Raja Todar Mal was a warrior, an able administrator and an exemplary finance minister. He was one of the 'Navratnas' of Akbar's court. He introduced an excellent land revenue system. In 1582, the title Diwan-I- Ashraf was bestowed upon him by the Emperor.

Born to a Khsatriya family of Uttar Pradesh, he joined the services as a clerk in Akbar's court. Akbar was impressed with his administrative capability and presented him the post of 'Wazir'. As a finance minister he transformed the land revenue collection and assessment into a systematic process. He reconstructed the land tax structure and introduced compensation for crop damage. His systems were so effective and modern that the others and even the British followed it later on.

Todar Mal sharpened his administrative skills while working under Sher Shah. In 1582, the title Diwan-I- Ashraf was bestowed upon him by the Emperor. Apart from his ministerial brilliance, he was an able soldier and General. He accompanied Raja Man Singh to crush the Afghan rebels in Bengal.

He foresighted the significance of a common language for all administrative works and promoted Persian as the language for official purpose. He breathed his last in the year 1659.

  Related Links  
Medieval India
Alivardi KhanKrishna Deva Raya
Rana SangaKautilya
Ibrahim LodhiJehangir
Noor JehanIltutmish
Mumtaz MahalHarihar and Bukka
Muhammad Bin TughlaqGhiasuddin Balban
JijabaiAurangzeb
Chatrapati ShivajiAllauddin Khilji
Bairam KhanAkbar
Rana PratapBabar
BirbalHumayun
TanajiPrithviraj Chauhan
Shah JahanSher Shah Suri
SamudraguptaTansen
Razia SultanaQutubuddin Aibak
Rajendra CholaRajaraja Chola
Raja Todar MalRaja Man Singh




Last Updated on : February 1, 2014

     


     

Which State is biggest Jute producer? West Bengal is the largest producer of jute in India. India is the largest producer of jute in the world. Approximately 60 percent of the total world produce of jute is cultivated in India… Read More...
Which State is the Largest Tea producer? Assam is the largest producer of tea in India. India is one of the largest producers of tea in the world, second only to China. India recorded a total production of 1233.14 million… Read More...
Which State is the Largest Mica Producer? Andhra Pradesh is the largest producer of mica in India. For over hundred years, India had enjoyed monopoly in production and export of sheet mica in the world. Of late,… Read More...

We follow editorialcalls.org for border and boundary demarcations

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Twitter Share to Twitter Share