There are three types of taxes which are imposed on agriculture, cattle-rearing and trade which was called Trikar. Similarly, Kirants used to raise many others taxes as well and the tax office was called Kuther Adda.
The main exporting goods of Nepal during the ancient period are wool, woolen goods (radi, bakkhu), blankets, wood, musk, gold, hides, skins and herbs like chiraito, etc to India. Woolen blankets had a great demand in the market of Pataliputra.
Kautilyas's Arthasashtra had told about the export materials that the Nepal used to export various countries such as wool, woolen goods, blankets, wood, musk, gold, hides, skins and the herbs like chiraito, etc.
Read the given inscription and answer the following:
सरकार स्वीकृती बिना निकासी गर्न नपाइने फलाम, चमर, ऊन. कस्तुरी, तामाका भादकुडाहरुलाई छोडेर अरु वस्तुहरु लिई बिक्रीका लागि यताबाट गएका र बिक्रि गरि फर्केका टिसटुङटग्रामका वासिन्दाहरुलाई साबिक बमोजिम बुझाउनुपर्ने शुल्क हामीबाट माफी गरिदिएका छौ |
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- What were the goods restricted by the government for export?
- Who had made the above announcement?
- What does the above inscription indicate?
- The goods which are restricted for export are iron, musk, whisk, wool, copper and dishes and pots.
- The above announce had made by the Lichchhivis.
- The above inscription indicates about the forgiveness to those people who export the restricted goods without getting the permission by Lichchhivis .
'Lichchhavi had made a great progress in tax.' Yeah, it is a true statement that during the time of Lichchhivis Nepal introduced foreign trade and Nepal used to do trade with different countries. They changed the barter system into the monetary economy by introducing coins. Mandev introduced the first coin of Nepal named Mananka. The state also fixed separate land or pasture. For doing the external trade people involved in group which was called Sartha and their leader was called Sarthwaha.