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Consider the following statements I Robert Clive was the commander of the Company forces in the Battle of Buxar. II 1760, the East India Company replaced Mir Jafar with his son in law as the Nawab of Bengal Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) None 21
Solution: b. Hector Munro was the commander of the Company forces in the Battle of Buxar. Clive was away in England during the war. The Company replaced Mir Jafar with his son in law as the Nawab of Bengal In 1760, the Company replaced Mir Jafar with his son in law Mir Qasim as the Nawab of Bengal
The English East India Company received the diwani of Bengal through the (a) Treaty of Bengal (b) Treaty of Allahabad (c) Treaty of Hyderabad (d)Treaty of Buxar
Solution: b. Robert Clive signed the Treaty of Allahabad on 12 August 1765 with the Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II. By this treaty, the Emperor was taken under the Company's protection and was assigned Allahabad and Kara. Further, the Company also granted the Emperor an annual pension of rupees 26 lakh in return for a farman, which granted the Company the diwani of Bengal.
Which Governor-General of India sold Allahabad and Kara to the Nawab of Awadh? (a) Warren Hastings (b) Lord Cornwallis (c) Lord Wellesley (d) Lord Minto 23
Solution: a Warren Hastings stopped the annual grant of Emperor Shah Alam II. He also took away Allahabad and Kara from the Emperor and sold these territories back to the Nawab of Awadh
Who became the first Indian power to accept the subsidiary alliance? (a) Nwab of Awadh (b) Marathas (c) Nizam of Hyderabad (d) Kingdom of Mysore 24
Solution: c . The Nizam of Hyderabad was the first Indian power to accept the subsidiary alliance with pleasure.
The Treaty of Sagauli was signed between the British and the (a) Marathas (c) Nawab of Awadh (d) Gorkhas (b) Nawab of Bengal 26
Solution: b. The First Anglo-Sikh War took place in 1845-1846. Lord Hardinge was the Governor-General of India from 1844 to 1848
Solution: c. Although Robert Clive gave birth to the Covenanted Civil Services in India, it was Lord Cornwallis who was regarded as the father of modern civil services. It was Cornwallis who separated the commercial and the revenue branches of the administration while simultaneously excluding Indians from all high offices.
Consider the following statements Maharaja Dalip Singh entered the subsidiary alliance at Lahore in 1846 II. The Second Anglo-Sikh War was the last war fought by the British within the natural frontiers of India for the extension of their empire. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II 29 (c) I and II (d) None
Solution: c Maharaja Dalip Singh entered the subsidiary alliance at Lahore in 1846 through the Treaty of Lahore. After the Second Anglo-Sikh War, the British annexed territories in India through a law called the Doctrine of Lapse
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