Consider the following statements. 1. The East India Company officers were often contravened by the zamindar of South Bihar. 2. The Marathas were the mounting threat to the Company’s Western frontiers of Bihar. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

Statement 1: correct – In the Indian state of Bihar, the 1781 insurrection was an uprising by select Zamindars and chieftains against the British East India Company. The majority of the rebel zamindars were from South Bihar, and their uprising was likely sparked by periodic droughts that impeded their tax collections. Statement 2: correct – The marathas were the mounting threat to The East India Company’s western frontiers of Bihar.

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