Sarkar (country subdivision)

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Sarkar (Persian: سركار‎) is an historical administrative unit,[1] used mostly in the Mughal states of India. It was a territorial division of a Subah or province. A sarkar was further divided into territorial divisions for the administrative purpose which were called Mahallas or Parganas. The Mahallas or Parganas consisted of villages which were measured and entered as Chaks.[disambiguation needed]

See also[edit]

  • Pakhli, an ancient sarkar now part of Hazara, Pakistan
  • Pakhal Sarkar, an area of Mansehra district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan


  1. ^ Nasrin Akhter (2012). "Sarkar". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.