||Which European country started trade with India first?
||The Portuguese reached the city of Calicut on the Malabar Coast of India on ______.
||May 18, 1498
||Who was the first Portuguese governor in India and viceroy of the Portuguese State of India?
||Francisco de Almeida
||Who was the second governor of Portuguese India?
||Alfonso de Albuquerque
||Alfonso de Albuquerque captured Goa from Bijapur in ______.
||When Vasco-da-Gama’s arrived at Calicut in 1498 he was greeted by which local ruler?
||The Hindu ruler of Calicut , Zamorin
||Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese navigator who discovered the sea route to India, died on ______ at ______.
||Dec. 24, 1524, Cochin, India
||The East India Company was founded in ______.
||The Dutch East India Company was founded in ______.
||The primary aim of The East India Company was to ______.
||To capture the spice trade by breaking the Portuguese monopoly in Asia
||The first ambassador of the East India Company, who came to India and stayed in Jahangir’s court from 1609 to 1611 was ______.
||Sir Thomas Roe, another British ambassador, reached Jahangir’s court in ______.
||In 1662, King Charles II of England got the port cities of Tangier and Bombay from Portugal as dowry for marrying a Portuguese princess. What was her name?
||Catherine of Braganza
||The East India Company, established their first factory at what today is known as Madras in the year ______.
||In 1619 Jahangir granted permission to East India Company to trade in his territories at ______.
||Surat (in Gujarat) & Hughli (in West Bengal)
||The French East India Company was founded in ______.
||The prime objective of the formation of French East India was ______.
||To compete with the British and Dutch East India companies in colonial India.
||Who succeeded Aurangzeb in 1707 after his death?
||Bahadur Shah I or Shah Alam
||Who were popularly known as ‘Sayyed brothers of the Mughal Empire?
||Abdullah Khan and Hussain Ali Khan
||By whom was the state of Hyderabad founded under the Mughals?
||Chin Kilich Khan
||Who invaded India during the period of A.D. 1738–1739? He was the ruler of which country?
||Nadir Shah, Iran
||The single most important power which came into view after the decline of Mughal dynasty was ______.
||Who was referred as Peshwa during the Maratha rule in India?
||In Maratha Confederacy during the region of Shahu, name the Peshwa who held power between 1720 – 1740.
||Baji Rao I
||In the context of the Marathas what did the terms Chauth and Sardeshmukhi mean?
||Tributes collected by the Marathas
||The important Portuguese trade centres in the Western coast of India were ______.
||Goa, Bassin, Daman
||Name the various ruling dynasties of the Marathas alliances.
||Bhonsles, Gaikwards, Holkars, Sindhias etc.
||In which region the Bhonsles of Maratha dynasty rule?
||The widowed daughter-in-law of the Holkar ruler Malhar Rao was ______.
||During Maratha rule who consolidated the power of the Holkars which resulted great prosperity of Maratha.
||Under whose support the dance form- kathak evolved in the region of Lucknow?
||Nawabs of Awadh
||The battle of Plassey was fought in ______.
||In battle of Plassey, which independent nawab of Bengal was defeated and killed by British forces?
||Who was the sultan of Mysore who faced the challenge of the British East India company?
||The major colonial port cities, which replaced earlier commercial centres.
||Colonial cities like Bombay, Madras, Calcutta
||The major social and widespread evils in 18th Century India were ______.
||Child marriage, Dowry, Polygamy, Sati etc.
||What were the mediums of higher education till 18th Century?
||Sanskrit and Persian
||Karnatak tradition of Indian classical music developed in the region of ______.
||The original compositions of what is today known as the Karnatak tradition of Indian classical music came to be written by ______.
||Tyagaraja, Muttuswami Diksitar and Syma Sastri.
||In the Battle of Plassey, in 1757 who was defeated by the East India Company?
||Siraj-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Bengal
||In 1761 the third battle of Panipat was fought between ______.
||Ahmad Shah Abdali and Marathas
||The diwani of Bengal was transferred to theEast India Company in the year ______.
||In 1857 the Last Mughal ruler, Bahadur Shah II, was deposed by the British and sent away to ______.
||Rangoon, (present day Yangon, Myanmar)
||In 1760 which battle resulted the end of French power in India?
||Battle of Wandiwash
||Who were defeated in Battle of Buxar by the English in 1764?
||The joint army of Nawab Mir Quasim, Nawab Shuja-ud-daula and Shah Alam II
||As a result of the Regulating Act (1773) who became the first Governor General of Bengal?
||Which Governor Generals of India is known as the father of Indian Civil Services
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||Who introduced the system of the Permanent Settlement, also called the Permanent Settlement in Bengal for effective agricultural methods and productivity.
||Who adopted the policy of Subsidiary Alliance and established the Fort William College at Calcutta.
||The social evil ‘Sati’ was prohibited in the year ______ by ______.
||1829, Lord William Bentinck