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Any 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.
Maratha invasions of Bengal - Wikipedia

One of the reasons there weren't popular resistance to British rule was that British rule meant protection against Maratha raids.
 
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Maratha invasions of Bengal - Wikipedia

One of the reasons there weren't popular resistance to British rule was that British rule meant protection against Maratha raids.
thats just one region of india,for at best a decade,by this logic mughals were also wrecking economy of india by their constant warfare,famine(artificial as done by aurangzeb),etc.

and the reason why there was no popular resistance was that common people didn't care until and unless any local tradition or culture were touched,and british were pretty damn reluctant to change that,especially after 1857.
 
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thats just one region of india,for at best a decade,by this logic mughals were also wrecking economy of india by their constant warfare,famine(artificial as done by aurangzeb),etc.
The Mughals fought opponent armies, the Maratha bandits did this:

Marathas occupied Bihar[11] and western Bengal up to the Hooghly River.[13] During that time, the Maratha invaders, called "Bargis" in Bengali, perpetrated atrocities against the local population,[13] against Bengali Muslims[14] as well as Bengali Hindus.[10] The Marathas reportedly plundered and burned villages, murdered pregnant women and infants, and gang-raped women,[15] and are estimated to have killed about 400,000 people.[6][11] The Maratha atrocities during their invasion of Bengal is considered to be among the deadliest massacres in Indian history.[15] According to the 18th-century Bengali text Maharashtra Purana:[13]

They shouted over and over again, 'Give us money', and when they got no money they filled peoples' nostrils with water, and some they seized and drowned in tanks, and many died of suffocation. In this way they did all manner of foul and evil deeds. When they demanded money and it was not given to them, they would put the man to death. Those who had money gave it, those who had none were killed.

The Maharashtra Purana has a Bengali poem written by an anonymous poet under the name Gangaram, describing the destruction caused by the Maratha raiders:[2]

This time none escaped,
Brahmanas, and Vaisnavas, Sannyasis, and householders,
all had the same fate, and cows were massacred along with men.

According to him, the atrocities of the Marathas turned the local Hindu population against them, while increasing support for the Nawab of Bengal.

Durga ordered her followers to be gracious to the Muslim Nawab and oppose the Marathas, because the evil-minded ones had killed Brahmans and Vaisnavas.

The Maratha atrocities were corroborated by contemporary European accounts.[10] Jan Kersseboom, chief of the Dutch East India Company factory in Bengal, estimated that close to 400,000 people were killed by the Marathas during their occupation of western Bengal and Bihar.[11] This devastated Bengal's economy, as many of the people killed in the Maratha raids included merchants, textile weavers,[11] silk winders, and mulberry cultivators.[6] The Cossimbazar factory reported in 1742, for example, that the Marathas burnt down many of the houses where silk piece goods were made, along with weavers' looms.[11]

British writer Robert Orme reported that the Marathas caused so much distress to the local population that many of them "were continually taking flight" in large numbers to Calcutta whenever they heard rumours of the Marathas coming.[6] Many of the Bengali Muslims in West Bengal also fled to take shelter in East Bengal, fearing for their lives in the wake of the Maratha attacks.
 
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The Mughals fought opponent armies, the Maratha bandits did this:
you are not serious,right?

you do realize that bengal was very much "opponent" as other kingdoms were to mughals.
and i don't need to even begin at what mughals did to their own subject,let alone of opposition subject,including persecution,indiscriminate killing,desecration,etc

mughals by all accounts were way worse than anything even the worst marathas did.
 
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Are you trying to justify Maratha perpetrators?
Did I look like? I'm saying perpetration wasn't a monopoly of the Marathas. Mysore did the same in Kerala. Delhi Sultanate did it a few centuries ago. You're talking as if Marathas were exceptionally ruthless. I'm saying they weren't. How were Mysore different from them?
 
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he is responsible for the empire that ruled more than 70% of india at one time,yet somehow he is in same league as some nagar or dhupal or whatever the hell was name of who you think is great,yeah right,LOL.
Triggered Marathi spotted. No one is comparing achievements, my point was that at a local level people prefer heroes who are from their region. Try and read next time although that might be difficult given the appalling quality of your posts.
 
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yeah jujhar singh nehra is pretty damn irrelevant,i don't know where you get this idiotic sense of pride from,even the puppet emperor established by maratha chiefs such as sindhia are much more important pretty much the greatest of all jats like suraj mal jat.
Again, no one is talking about who is relevant or not at a national level. The fact is that in the Mewati region, people will prefer Jujhar Singh Nehra to some pahadi chuha. This is because he didn't give his daughters to Muslims like Marathas did. Marathas shamelessly gave their daughters away, how can anyone with self-respect admire that?
 
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Triggered Marathi spotted. No one is comparing achievements, my point was that at a local level people prefer heroes who are from their region. Try and read next time although that might be difficult given the quality of your answers.
marathi?i am a bihari by birth,currently living in gujarat.
the whole point is to compare,that is how you could know the impact of people in history,and in this regard shivaji is pretty damn high.
 
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