Explain the following with reason. Charles II, the king of England, leased the Mumbai to East India Company. - History

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Explain the following with reason.

Charles II, the king of England, leased the Mumbai to East India Company.

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Charles II had received the islands of Mumbai as a gift from the King of Portugal on his engagement to Princess Braganza of Portugal. He found it difficult to maintain the islands as the expenditure incurred on its maintenance exceeded the income earned from it. So, he leased it to the East India Company.

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Chapter 3: India and European Colonialism - Explain the following with reason

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SCERT Maharashtra Question Bank 12th Standard HSC History Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 3 India and European Colonialism
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