amildar

amildar

(ˈæmɪlˌdɑː)
n
a factor or manager in India, particularly one who collects revenue
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47 Modernization of the army and military fiscalism was initiated in South India during the time of Tipu Sultan, who coercively contested the contending claims of sovereignty by the rajas and created a centralized revenue administration, which replaced the tribute system by revenue collection through Amildars (non-local state officials).
Mysorean amildars informed Buchanan that they ordered tenants to replant the cactus hedges, reckoning that they would, in due course, be eviscerated by cochineal insects deliberately spread to them by itinerant cochineal-collectors, who purchased the hedges to feed their insects.