Chauth

Chauth was a charge under which a state or a territory paid twenty-five percent of its land revenue to the Marathas in return for protection against a foreign aggression. Chauth can be well-compared to the Subsidiary System of alliances, later adopted by Lord Wellesly

Chhabra, G. S. (2005). The Maratha Administration. Advance Study in the History of Modern India (Volume-1: 1707-1803) (p. 62). New Delhi: Lotus Press.

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