Todar Mal was a finance minister in the court of the Mughal emperor, Akbar the Great. He was known for his honesty, intelligence, and expertise in administration. One day, there was a severe famine in the empire, and the people were suffering. The emperor asked Todar Mal for a solution, and Todar Mal proposed a new system for measuring land and collecting taxes. Under the new system, land was measured based on its productivity and the amount of crops it could produce. The taxes were then collected based on this measurement. This ensured that the farmers were not overburdened with taxes during times of drought or famine, and it provided a stable source of revenue for the empire. Todar Mal's innovative system was a huge success, and it helped to alleviate the suffering of the people during the famine. It also helped to establish a stable and fair system of taxation, and it became a model for future tax systems in India. The story of Todar Mal highlights the importance of honesty, intelligence, and expertise in administration. It also shows how innovative solutions can help to solve complex problems and improve the lives of people.
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