Why did Kolkata rise under British?
Although Calcutta was setup after Surat, Madras and Bombay, Calcutta quickly grew due to be the most important city of British India due to the seat of the government and the prosperity of the surrounding region.
What are the factors that led to the growth of Kolkata?
Growth of the city
In 1717 the Mughal emperor Farrukh-Siyar granted the East India Company freedom of trade in return for a yearly payment of 3,000 rupees; this arrangement gave a great impetus to the growth of Calcutta. A large number of Indian merchants flocked to the city.
How did Bengal came under the British control?
Britain had made under their control by using their military powers and they were occupied their economy,wealth, treasure and etc.In nineteenth century they imported and exported the gold and a common drug called opium . Especially they came to Bengal because it is a costal area and it is easy to import and export.
Why did the British choose Bengal?
Bengal was the most fertile and the richest of India’s provinces. Its industries and commerce were well developed. The East India Company and its servants had highly profitable trading interests in the province.
Why was Bengal important to the British?
Importance for the British: Bengal became the first kingdom to be occupied by the British in India. The East India Company carried on profitable trade with this province. The enormous resources of Bengal came in handy for financing the British expansion.