Social Science- Our Pasts III- Part-II

Book: Social Science- Our Pasts III- Part-II

Chapter: 7. Weavers, Iron Smelters and Factory Owners

Subject: Social Science - Class 8th

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Why did the wool and silk producers in England protest against import of Indian textiles in the early eighteenth century?

Textile industry had just begun to develop in England in 18th century. Wool and silk producer of England found themselves unable to compete with Indian textile. They wanted to secure the market by preventing Indian textiles to enter the market. Worried by the popularity of Indian textiles, they began protesting against the import of Indian cotton textiles. In 1720, the British government enacted a legislation banning the use of printed cotton textiles too.


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