A) The Maratha Chiefs, particularly the Peshwa desired to throw off the restrictions imposed on them by the treaties with the English
B) The determination of the English to give a finishing blow to the Maratha power
C) The Pindari decides to seek support from the Marathas to drive the English away from India
D) The attack of Peshwa Baji Rao on the residency at Khirki
Correct Answer: D
Solution :[d]. The Third Anglo-Maratha War (1817-1818) was the final and decisive conflict between the British East India Company and the Maratha Empire in India. The war left the Company in control of most of India. It began with an invasion of the Maratha territory by 110,400 British East India Company troops, the largest such British controlled force massed in India. The troops were led by the Governor General Hastings (no relation to Warren Hastings, the first Governor-General of Bengal) and he was supported by a force under General Thomas Hislop. The operations began with action against Pindaris, a band of Muslim and Maratha from central India. At the end of the war, all of the Maratha powers had surrendered to the British.
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