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Taḥṣīl
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(a.), the verbal noun of the form II verb ḥaṣṣala “to collect together, acquire”. In Indo-Muslim usage, this term—taken over from previous régimes— denoted in the British Indian provinces of Bombay, Madras and the United Provinces the collection of revenue and, thence, the administrative area from which this taxation was collected. Thus in the above-mentioned provinces, the taḥṣīl was a subdivision of a District ( taʿalluḳa , corruptly, tālūḳ ) with an area of up to 600 square miles. Hence in size, a taḥṣīl came between the pargana [q.v.] and the sarkār of the Mug̲h̲al empire [see mug̲h̲al…

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Bosworth, C.E., “Taḥṣīl”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 20 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7319>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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