Which treaties brought an end to the independent existence of Peshwa Baji Rao II?

(A) The Treaty of Purandhar
(B) Convention of Wadgaon
(C) Treaty of Bassein
(D) Treaty of Salbai

Correct Answer : Treaty of Bassein
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Explanation: The Treaty of Bassein (Now called Vasal) was a pact signed on December 31, 1802, between the British East India Company and Baji Rao II, the Maratha Peshwa of Pune (Poona) in India after the Battle of Poona. The treaty was a decisive step in the dissolution of the Maratha Confederacy, which led to the East India Company’s usurpation of the Peshwa’s territories in western India in 1818.
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