Difference between Jagirdar and Zamindar
- A Jagirdar is the holder or a temporary owner of a ‘jagir’ handed over to him in lieu of certain duties (judicial or otherwise).
- A Zamindar is usually an owner of large land/s handed over to him as part of his heritage.
- Jagirdar paid his own salary in a way, in the form of the taxes/revenue he collected,the remaining part of which went to the Mughal Treasury. A Zamindar held the revenue rights and could receive the revenue. A Zamindar was also required to render military services and provide soldiers for the royal army.
- In most of the parts of northern India, Zamindar was the one considered as the cultivator of the soil or one of the joint owners holding village lands in common as joint heirs.