|Consider the following statements about Socio-economic condition of Eighteenth Century India|
|1. The socio-economic condition of the eighteenth century of India was infected by political conclusions and instability.|
|2. The Institution of the castes was the striking feature.|
|3. Dowry system was prevalent among the upper castes.|
|4. Polygamy was common and was mainly practiced by the aristocrats.|
|5. The Peshwas discouraged Sati in their dominion with limited success. Which of the above statements are correct?|
A) 1, 2 and 3
B) 2, 3 and 4
C) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
D) 1, 3 and 5
Correct Answer: C
Solution :[c] The eighteenth century occupies a special position in Indian history as it is literally positioned between two empires. Among the most significant developments in the period, were regionalism and regional state formation that was based on local economic development and new revenue extracting mechanisms. The regional states were at war with one another and this created conditions of a war economy that in fact constituted the material basis for eighteenth century regimes. The second half of the century saw the gradual expansion and penetration of the English East India Company with serious consequences for regional polities and economies. This created long term social displacement and which was reflected in a series of popular uprisings as well.
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