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What did the EEIC do to have a monopoly of Indian trade


Answered by KDRaika123
In 1615, Sir Thomas Roe, an English emissary of King James I reached out to the court of the then Mughal emperor Jahangir (1605-1627), in order to get a farman to establish a factory at Surat. Photo Source: ART UK

Eighteenth century India was constantly in a state of metamorphosis. History highbrows would name it a juncture of change and continuity. On one side, there was decentralisation of power, with the rise of regional kingdoms and downfall of the mighty Mughal empire. On the other hand, a new foundation of the British empire in India was being laid, with the colonisation of India by the English East India Company (EIC). Amidst all the chaos, the EIC developed a stronghold in the sub-continent by eliminating other European competition and entering into conflicts with local rulers.

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