Q. 95.0( 2 Votes )

Describe the Swadesh

Answer :

The British first came to trade in Indian textiles that were in great demand all over the world. India accounted for one-fourth of the world's manufactured goods in the seventeenth century. There were a million weavers in Bengal alone in the middle of the eighteenth century. However, the Industrial Revolution in Britain, which mechanised spinning and weaving and greatly increased the demand for raw materials such as cotton and indigo, changed India's status in the world economy.
Political control of India helped the British in two ways: Indian peasants could be forced to grow crops such as indigo, and cheap British manufacture easily replaced coarser Indian one. Large numbers of Indian weavers and spinners were left without work, and important textile weaving centres such as Murshidabad, Machilipatnam and Surat declined as demand fell. Yet by the middle of the twentieth century, large numbers of people began boycotting British or mill-made cloth and adopting khadi, even though it was coarser, more expensive and difficult to obtain.

Rate this question :

How useful is this solution?
We strive to provide quality solutions. Please rate us to serve you better.
Related Videos
Eliminating India's PovertyEliminating India's PovertyEliminating India's Poverty48 mins
People As ResourcesPeople As ResourcesPeople As Resources53 mins
Let's learn about PalampurLet's learn about PalampurLet's learn about Palampur47 mins
Solving most Important QuestionsSolving most Important QuestionsSolving most Important Questions43 mins
Poverty in IndiaPoverty in IndiaPoverty in India51 mins
Important Articles of Indian ConstitutionImportant Articles of Indian ConstitutionImportant Articles of Indian Constitution50 mins
President and his PowersPresident and his PowersPresident and his Powers57 mins
Try our Mini CourseMaster Important Topics in 7 DaysLearn from IITians, NITians, Doctors & Academic Experts
Dedicated counsellor for each student
24X7 Doubt Resolution
Daily Report Card
Detailed Performance Evaluation
caricature
view all courses