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The treaty of Purandhar was signed in __________.
A. 1665
B. 1666
C. 1667
D. 1668

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Hint: The treaty of Purandhar was signed between Jai Singh who was a Rajput ruler and Maratha Shivaji. Shivaji had no choice but to sign the treaty because Purandhar was captured by Jai Singh I.

Complete answer: On June 11, 1665, the Purandar Treaty was signed between Jai Singh I, the Rajput ruler and also the general of the Mughal Empire, and Maratha Shivaji. Shivaji had to sign the treaty after Jai Singh besieged the Purander fort. When Shivaji apprehended that war with the Mughals would prove very destructive for the empire and also that his people would suffer tremendous losses, he chose to make a pact not to leave his people under the Mughals. Shivaji kept twelve forts, covering an area of ​​100,000 hunas. Under this treaty, Shivaji needed to help the Mughals anytime, anywhere. Shivaji's son Sambhaji was given command of 5,000 men under the Mughals. Also if Shivaji wanted to challenge the Konkan region that was controlled by Bijapur king, he would have to pay 4 million to the Mughals. With these requirements, Shivaji was compelled to agree to go to Agra.
Therefore the correct answer is “A”.

Note: Purandar Fort is often remembered as the birthplace of Chatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj who was the son of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. It stands at 4,472 ft above the sea level in the Western Ghats.