SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-4

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    Which of the measures taken by Britain was the most revealing in the context of economic exploitation of India by the British?

    A)  Two laws of the British Parliament in 18th Century forbade the use of cotton and silk goods imported from India

    B)  At one time the Court of Directors stopped the import of printed calico because of pressure from Manchester merchants

    C)  Daniel Defoe in his novel 'Robinson Crusoe' complained that the cloth from India had crept into their houses, closets and bedchambers

    D)  Laws were passed forbidding the use of printed or dyed cotton cloth and in 1760 a lady was fined L 200 for possessing an imported handkerchief

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] The harmful effect of the British colonialism and economic exploitation of India was the Drain of Wealth. It means the flow of wealth from India to England without adequate economic or material return. This was the dangerous symptom of the British colonialism. Never before the British rule, had India experienced such a harmful effect that broke the economic backbone of the country.

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