massacred by the Dutch in 1623. Pick it out from among the following:
(a) Sri Lanka
Who among the following Europeans confined their trading activities almost
exclusively to China?
Which region in India provided the best quality saltpetre and opium to the
Assertion and Reason
Mark (a) if the Assertion (A) is correct, but the Reason (R) is wrong.
Mark (b) if ‘A’ is wrong, but ‘R’ is correct.
Mark (c) if both ‘A’ and ‘R’ are correct, and ‘R’ explains ‘A’.
Mark (d) if both ‘A’ and ‘R’ are correct, but ‘R’ does not explain ‘A’.
Assertion (A): The attitude of Indian traders was on the whole friendly
towards the Europeans.
Reason (R): European commerce caused a substantial rise in the revenues of
Assertion (A): Increasing European trade resulted in inflation in India.
Reason (R): The beginning of European commerce was accompanied by an
increase in the inflow of bullion, both gold and silver, into India.
Assertion (A): Indian calicoes were in great demand in Europe.
Reason (R): The Dutch took Indian calicoes to the Spice Islands where they
exchanged them for spices.