UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-5

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    Consider the following statements about Anglo-Maratha Wars.                        
    1. First Anglo-Maratha War was fought during 17 75-82. It was concluded by Treaty of Salbai. It was a conclusive.                                                                         
    2. Second Anglo-Maratha War established the supremacy of Britishers over Maratha. It was concluded by Treaty of Bassein.                                                                 
    Which of the statements] given above is/are correct?                               

    A)  Only 1             

    B)  Only 2             

    C)  All of these                   

    D)  None of these 

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] First Anglo-Maratha War was fought between1775-82. - was concluded by Treaty of Salbai. Both agreed to return the won areas of their rivals during the war to each other. The Treaty of Bassein which was signed with Baji Rao II, the Peshwa of Marathas in 1802, gave rise to secor: Anglo-Maratha War (1803-1806). In this war, Britishers too the decisive lead over the Maratha's in their territory.

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