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Why did the British come to India as traders? Give three reasons.

Asked by Topperlearning User 22nd April 2016, 4:18 PM
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Some of the important reasons why the British came to India:

  1. Indian commodities such as spices, silk, cotton and sandal were in great demand in the European markets. Trade in these commodities was extremely profitable.
  2. The Industrial Revolution had given a major boost to the British manufacturing and trade sectors. Soon, the domestic markets in Britain were saturated. As a result, the British producers felt the need for overseas markets.
  3. The British had seen the prosperity gained by Arab, Italian, Spanish and Dutch traders gained through their trade contacts with India and China and other parts of the world.
Answered by Expert 22nd April 2016, 6:18 PM
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