Why did the export of Indian textile decline at the beginning of the nineteenth century

Nationalism in India (C10)

Why did the export of Indian textile decline at the beginning of the nineteenth century? Explain any three reasons.

Answer

Export of Indian textile decline:

  1. Cotton industries developed in England
  2. Companies in England pressurized Government to impose import duties on cotton textile so that Manchester goods could be sold in Britain without facing any competition from outside
  3. Industrialists persuaded the East India Company to sell British manufactures in Indian markets
  4. Export of British cotton goods increased in the early 19th Century