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How did the development of cotton industries in Britain affect textile producers in India?

Answer :

The development of cotton industries in Britain affected the textile producers in India in various ways:


(a) Indian textiles now had to compete with Britain textiles in the European and American markets.


(b) Exporting textiles to England also became increasingly difficult since very high duties were imposed on Indian textiles imported to British.


Thus, by the beginning of the nineteenth century, British manufactures cotton textiles ousted the Indian textiles from their traditional markets in Africa, America and Europe.


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