The eighteenth century was the century that reshaped India's history. It was when the Mughals began losing their grip over our nation, and independent kingdoms began emerging. It was also when the English strengthened their positions in India. The emergence of new states. Independence of the Sikhs, Jats and the Marathas. Asaf Jah appointed Mansabdars and granted jagirs. During the 18th century which is also beginning of Modern Indian History, there saw the downfall of several empires like Mughals, Sikhs, Marathas, etc. and the rise of European Powers and their consolidation was also witnessed. Due to his strict policies, the revolts of Marathas, Sikhs and Jats had even occurred.