hena-kale mulukera eka mleccha adhikari
saptagrama-mulukera se haya 'caudhuri'
hena-kale—at this time; mulukera—of the country; eka—one; mleccha—Mohammedan; adhikari—official; saptagrama-mulukera—of the place known as Saptagrama; se—that person; haya—is; caudhuri—tax collector.
At that time there was a Mohammedan official collecting the taxes of Saptagrama.
Formerly, when the Mohammedan government was in power, the person appointed tax collector would collect the taxes of the local Zamindars, or landholders. He would keep one-fourth of the collection for himself as a profit, and the balance he would deliver to the treasury of the government.
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