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Why Did The East India Company Become Involved In The Sub Continent?

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The EIC had several reasons to become involved in the subcontinent. The main reason being a desire to establish trading bases for spice. In the East Indies, the Dutch had won control and wouldn't share so the EIC saw it as an alternative.
  The subcontinent was abundant not only in spices but in silks and cotton of great quality.There trade flourished and they became much more involved, having their own army in the 17th century.
  Another important reason was that India was a country in stagnation and decline and there were many opportunities for testing various administrative schemes.

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The merchants of East India Company were hoping spice trade in the East Indies (Malaya and Indonesia) but Dutch had won the control of spice trade over there and would not let any other European power share it. Therefore, the EIC turned their attention towards Subcontinent.

The reasons mentioned above are also correct. :D
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1. Trade: Spices, silk, cotton

2. To convert the locals into Christians, to increase the no. Of people in the army.

3. Drive out the french and dutch.

4. Establish strategic part in india to protect/defend its trade.

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The subcontinent was famous for its spices, cotton and other raw materials and on the other hand the British was experiencing Industrial revolution so the EIC wanted gain advantage from the trade between subcontinent. Thus they established their base in subcontinent. Secondly, EIC feared that the french or the Portuguese would initiate trade in India and would have monopoly over trade in subcontinent. The Dutch had already achieved monopoly over trade in East Indies so as an alternative, the EIC turned to India. Finally, the decline of Mughal empire gave them a chance to take over subcontinent's wealth, thus they were interested in india

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The subcontinent was famous for its spices, cotton and other raw materials and on the other hand the British was experiencing Industrial revolution so the EIC wanted gain advantage from the trade between subcontinent. Thus they established their base in subcontinent. Secondly, EIC feared that the french or the Portuguese would initiate trade in India and would have monopoly over trade in subcontinent. The Dutch had already achieved monopoly over trade in East Indies so as an alternative, the EIC turned to India. Finally, the decline of Mughal empire gave them a chance to take over subcontinent's wealth, thus they were interested in india

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It was a rich country and when the East India Company started trading with them, the Mughal Empire was not under a good control and the British got an opportunity to gain control of the country.
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Taimur Sadiq answered
The EIC had several reasons to become involved in the subcontinent. The main reason being a desire to establish trading bases for spice. In the East Indies, the Dutch had won control and wouldn't share so the EIC saw it as an alternative.   The subcontinent was abundant not only in spices but in silks and cotton of great quality.There trade flourished and they became much more involved, having their own army in the 17th century.   Another important reason was that India was a country in stagnation and decline and there were many opportunities for testing various administrative schemes.                                              Interrogation                                                                        ppl... Is this the way to answer the 7 marks question asked in pak studies paper 1... If not plz write the correct one...it'll really be a big help...thx
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Spices coton silk of an excellent quality were available here at a cheaper price...

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