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With reference to forced labour (Vishti) in India during the Gupta period, which one of the following statements is correct?

(a) It was considered a source of income for the State, a sort of tax paid by the people.
(b) It was totally absent in the Madhya Pradesh and Kathiawar regions of Gupta Empire.
(c) The forced labourer was entitled to weekly wages.
(d) The eldest son of the labourers was sent as the forced labourer.



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During the Gupta period, forced labor known as Vishti was practiced, and it was considered a form of taxation imposed by the state. The laborers were obligated to provide their services without receiving regular wages, and their work was utilized for various purposes, including infrastructure projects and other state needs.


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