Which one of the following item was collected only in cash under the Mauryas?

A. Kara

B. Bhaga

C. Pranaya

D. Hiranya

Answer: Option C

Solution(By Examveda Team)

Pranaya literally meaning a gift of affection, pranaya was a levy imposed by the state during emergency periods. Though first mentioned by Panini, it was elaborated upon for the first time in Arthashastra. Pranaya amounted to one­third or one-fourth of the produce according to the nature of the soil.

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