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Explain any three reasons for the expansion of Bombay’s (Mumbai’s) population in the mid 18th century.
The reasons for the expansion of Bombay in the mid-eighteenth century were:
1. Bombay was declared the capital of Bombay presidency at the time, which gave it more importance.
2. Bombay was a high-flyer when it came to opium trade, and was also known as the capital of the underworld (black market).
3. Bombay dominated the maritime trade and attracted a lot of merchants, leading to a rise in population growth.
Hence, we can say that the growth of population in Bombay mainly occurred due to socio-economic factors.
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