Sardeshmukhi was a charge equal to one-tenth of the land revenue which a hereditary Deshmukh, in the time of the Mughals, kept to himself in return for the collection of the revenue and the maintenance of law and order in a territory allotted to him
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.