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Chapter 4 Class 10 History - The Age of Industrialization

 Why did the Export of Indian textile decline at the beginning of the nineteenth century? Explain any three reasons.


Points to remember:

  • Once the East India Company established political power , it could assert a monopoly right to trade.
  •  The company developed a system of management and control that would eliminate competition. 
  • Exports of British goods increased dramatically in the early 19th century. Cotton weavers in India faced collapsed export market and a shrank local market. 
  • The company eliminated competition, controlled costs, and ensured regular supplies of cotton and silk goods.

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