Bassein, Treaty of
(1802)
   A transitional treaty, signed December1, 1802, between the British East India Company and the Maratha of India. The Maratha Confederacy was composed of four chiefs, namely Sindia, Gaekwad, Bhonsle, and Holkar, under the leadership of the Peshwa (prime minister). In 1802, Jaswant Rao Holkar occupied Poona. The Peshwa fled to Bombay and in October 1802 signed the Treaty of Bassein with the East India Company. Under the terms of this treaty, the Peshwa became a subordinate ally of the company and a force of 6, 000 British troops was to be stationed with him. The treaty challenged by Sindia, Bhonsle, and Holkar, which resulted in the Second Anglo-Maratha War in 1803.
   FURTHER READING:
    Keay, John. The Honourable Company. London: Harper Collins, 1991.
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Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914. 2014.

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