HIST 3380 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Culture Of The United Kingdom, Mir Jafar, Hookah

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Commerce opens india: beic (1600) had originally preferred to trade in the spice islands, but had been militarily removed by the dutch, had to settle for india. British colonial centers: madras 1649, bombay 1660s, calcutta 1690. Quite insignificant indian locations, the british essentially established these centers. Piece trade" - trade in cotton textiles at madras. This was the primary trading commodity at the beginning of the trading. The british transformed what was essentially swampland into a city. Private british trade in india also grows, this trade opens up much of india to the. British (trade within the indians), makes large profits. Country trade" - private trade between india and china. Trade impact on india; many indians make immense profits from their trade with the. New traders; parsis (ethnic group, not a major trading group prior to the 1800, collaborate economically with the british at the very beginning to vast benefits),

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