UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-6

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    Consider the following statements regarding Anglo Maratha Wars.
    1. The major reason for the British intervention in Maratha State was primarily territorial ambition.
    2. As a result of first Anglo Maratha the company lost control of Salsette.
    3. Growing French power in India led to the Second Anglo Maratha War
    4. The third and final phase of struggle for dissolution of Maratha confederacy,
    Which of the statements given above are correct?   

    A)  1 and 2                       

    B)  1 and 4

    C)  3 and 4                       

    D)  2 and 4

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] The reasons for the Anglo-Maratha Wars were British's territorial ambition as well as commercial. Three Anglo-Maratha wars were fought first (1775-1782), second (1803-1805) and third (1817-1818). As a result of First Anglo Maratha War, the company retained control of Salsette, but all the territories occupied by the British, after the Treaty of Purandar were given back to the Marathas, The second phase of struggle was intimately connected with the circumstances created by growing French power in India.

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