- Jul 2012
Maratha invasions of Bengal - WikipediaAny source to back this? Maratha bureaucracy was certainly very high class so was its military, the areas they ruled like central india, gujarat, oddisha, etc were all very prosperous under their rule. And british mostly were infact allies of marathas especially after first anglo maratha war, and none of allies of british were due "exploitation by marathas"
In short nothing in your post seems historically true.
One of the reasons there weren't popular resistance to British rule was that British rule meant protection against Maratha raids.