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Answer in 100-150 Words How Did Prominent Indian Merchants Establish Themselves in the Colonial City? - History

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Answer in 100-150 Words

How Did Prominent Indian Merchants Establish Themselves in the Colonial City?

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The prominent Indian merchants and traders settled in colonial cities like Bombay, Calcutta and Madras. They served as agents or middlemen for the British and lived traditionally built courtyard houses in the Black Town. They centred over large tracts of land in these cities and heavily made investments for the future. They wanted to impress their British masters or colonial ruler or white people living in white towns by giving lavish parties during festivals seasons and built temples to establish their supremacy and prestige in society.

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NCERT Class 12 History - Themes in Indian History
Chapter 12 Colonial Cities: Urbanisation, Planning and Architecture
Exercise | Q 3 | Page 344
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