In 1717, who among the following Mughal emperors had issued the royal edict to allow the business privilege to Britain’s East India Company—
B. Bahadur Shah
C. Jahandar Shah
Why did Dutch East India Company fail to maintain its influence in India ?
A. Portuguese did not allow them to trade in India
B. There was a growing interference of Dutch Government in the Company’s internal affairs
C. Dutch indulged in forcible religious conversion of the people and thus were expelled by local kings
D. The English forces made them to leave India
Who granted the permission to establish the first British factory at Hoogli in Bengal ?
B. Murshid Quli Khan
D. Alivardi Khan
The first definite step to provide parliamentary control over East India Company was taken by—
A. The Regulating Act of 1773
B. The Pitt’s India Act of 1784
C. The Charter Act of 1793
D. The Charter Act of 1813
Consider the following statements—
(1) Dutch opened a factory at Pulicat in 160
(2) English built a factory at Masulipattam in 1611
Which of the statements given above is / are correct ?
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2
During whose reign did Sir Thomas Roe have regular attendance at the Mughal court to secure commercial privilege ?
Who was Francisco de Almeida ?
A. Portuguese Viceroy in India
B. English Viceroy in India
C. Dutch Viceroy in India
D. French Viceroy in India
Which of the British Officials defeated Portuguese at Sowlley ?
A. William Hawkins
B. Thomas Best
C. Thomas Roe
D. Josiah child
Which one of the following was the immediate cause of the First Carnatic War ?
A. Anglo — French Rivalry
B. Austrian War of Succession
C. Issues of Carnatic Succession
D. Capture of French ships by the British
Which one of the following Mughal Emperors gave an important Farman to the English to facilitating their trade in India ?
A. Bahadur Shah I
D. Bahadur Shah II
Who was the first Portuguese Viceroy in India ?
B. Vasco da Gama
C. Francisco de Almeida
One of the following rulers, who had granted Diwani to the East India Company, was—
B. Shah Alam I
C. Shah Alam II
Among the following factories in Bengal, the one established by the Portuguese was—
A. Kasim Bazar
Who were the first Europeans to set up sea trade centres in India ?
A. The English
B. The French
C. The Portuguese
D. The Dutch
Which English Governor of East India Company in India was expelled by Aurangzeb ?
B. Sir John Child
C. Sir John Gayer
D. Sir Nicholas Waite
With reference to the entry of European powers into India, which one of the following statements is NOT correct ?
A. The Portuguese captured Goa in 1499
B. The English opened their first factory in South India at Masulipattam
C. In Eastern India, the English Company opened its first factory in Orissa in 1633
D. Under the leadership of Dupleix, the French occupied Madras in 1
In India, among the following locations, the Dutch established their earliest factory at—
D. Kasim Bazar
In the year 1611, where was the English East India Company given permission to set up a factory (Trading post) ?
Which one of the following was the first fort constructed by the British in India ?
A. Fort St. George
B. Fort St. David
C. Fort St. William
D. Fort St. Angelo
Who among the following Europeans, were the last to come to pre – independence India as traders ?