Chakla (administrative division)

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Chakla (Persian: چکلہ) was a district level administrative division in Indian subcontinent during Mughal period.[1] The chakla system was in practice at least at Bengal[1] and Awadh[2] provinces. Chakla was the major administrative division in a province, subah. It was further subdivided into Parganas; each Pargana was consisting of several villages.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Akhtar, Shirin (2012). "Chakla System". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ a b Mukherjee, Rudrangshu (2002). Awadh in Revolt 1857-1858. p. 2. ISBN 81 7824 027 0.