A) A Mughal royal firman issued in French
B) Permission paper from the Mughal Governors of Surat to allow European ships to anchor at Cambay
C) A document permitting non-European traders for maritime activities in the Asian waters
D) Letters exchanged between European trading companies
Correct Answer: C
Solution :[c] Cartaz (permit) was a document permitting non-European traders for maritime activities in the Asian waters. The Portuguese introduced some changes in the nature and structure of commerce in Indian Ocean. Ships could only sail with a licence (Cartaz) issued by the Portuguese authorities on the payment of a nominal fee.
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