NCERT - Themes in World History

Book: NCERT - Themes in World History

Chapter: 9. The Industrial Revolution

Subject: Social Science - Class 11th

Q. No. 4 of Exercises

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Indicate how the supply of raw materials affected the nature of British industrialisation.

i. Cotton in the form of large rolls were brought to Britain in the form of raw material from their colonies and India being one of them on the other hand this cotton was exported by Britain which was used for weaving clothes and thus they gain profits.

ii. Britain’s industrial method were imposed to gain more raw materials.

iii. There was economic exploitation.

iv. With technical invention a less time was required in spinning and this ultimately led to increase in production. Which was then linked to the theory of Demand and Supply, since there was increase demand for finished products so the demand for raw material increased.


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