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With Reference To the Economic History of medieval India, the Term Araghatta’ refers to

With reference to the economic history of medieval India, the term Araghatta’ refers to(2016)

a) bonded labour

b) land grants made to military officers

c) waterwheel used in the irrigation of land

d) wasteland and converted to cultivated land

Answer: C

The Persian wheel is a mechanical water lifting device operated usually by draught animals like bullocks, buffaloes or camels. It is used to lift water from water sources typically open wells. In Sanskrit the word Araghatta has been used in the ancient texts to describe the Persian Wheel