Land revenue or tax on the produce of land was the principal source of revenue in ancient times. The principles of land revenue have been laid down in the ancient Indian scriptures, which throw light on various asspects of land revenue, such as land revenue establishments, land tenures, land revenue business etc. Various thinkers have expressed their views on various aspects of land revenue business such as assessment, relation between ruler and the ruled, share of state of the produce of land, classes which should be exempted from taxation. These thinkers are. Panini, Kautilya, Apastamba, Yajnavalkya, Gautama, Narada, Bhishma, Baudhayana, Manu, Shukra, Medhatithi, Aryadeva.
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Khan and Gupta (1992). Principles Of Land Revenue In Ancient India. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-A: SOCIAL-SCIENCE), 5(1), pp.11-16.