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Consider the following statements regarding the Colonial cities of India:

I. The three big colonial cities Madras (Chennai), Calcutta (Kolkata) and Bangalore, were initially fishing and weaving villages.

II. They became important centres of trade due to the economic activities of the English East India Company.

III. Company agents settled in Madras in 1639 and Calcutta in 1690.

Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?

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Only I
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I and II
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II and III
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All of the above
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Solution

The correct option is C II and III
The three big colonial cities Madras (Chennai), Calcutta (Kolkata) and Bombay (Mumbai), three were initially fishing and weaving villages. Bombay was given to the Company in 1661 by the English king, who had gotten it as part of his wife's dowry from Portugal's king. The Company established trading and administrative offices in each of these settlements.

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