Pargana (परगाणा) is a political sub-division equivalent of a district.

In my opinion, this should ideally be spelled as pargaaNaa or parganaa because of its pronunciation.


Sanad (सनद) was an official commission or a warrant or a grant. This was usually a sealed paper that authorised the ‘sanad-holder’ to certain rights. A sanad was granted by an imperial authority, usually to collect taxes and mantain and develop allocated land.

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