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Choose the correct statement(s) about the rebellions of the eighteenth century against Mughal authority. 
  1. Peasants rebelled against Mughal authority due to rising taxation. 
  2. Only peasants rebelled against Mughal authority. 
  3. Powerful leaders rebelled to consolidate their position. 
  4. Governors of provinces and powerful chieftains occupied power. 


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A Peasants rebelled against Mughal authority due to rising taxation. 
C Powerful leaders rebelled to consolidate their position. 
D Governors of provinces and powerful chieftains occupied power. 
Peasants and zamindars rebelled against Mughal authority. This was primarily due to rising taxation. Powerful leaders also rebelled in order to consolidate their position. Power shifted to governors of provinces and powerful chieftains. It was made possible due to their control over economic resources of the region.

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