What was the jagirdari crisis?
The jagirdari system was a system that allotted jagirs to jagirdars or landlords in return for the services rendered by them to the Mughal Empire. However, this led to bitter struggles among the jagirdars for better swathes of land. Although this problem had started occurring during the Akbar period, it became more serious during the period of the Later Mughals. In order to placate their nobility and safeguard their power, the king gave away crown lands (land under the king). This resulted in a major dip in the flow of revenue to the royal treasury and inevitably led to a decline in the power of the Mughal Emperor.