Ask Mr. Donn
Were people in the Gupta Empire paid for their work?
Yes. Most people were farmers. Besides their normal daily jobs, people were expected to work for the king or ruler for a period of time during each year. The people of the Gupta period were paid for their time. They might work on building or fixing roads, or digging and dredging canals. Whatever the work, it was work that benefited all of the people. Gupta Daily Life