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The primary reason for the dominance of the English language in the Indian subcontinent is .
  1. Mughal rule
  2. immigration
  3. European colonialism


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The correct option is C European colonialism
The Indian subcontinent was colonised by European powers, specifically the British Empire, for over two hundred years. A facet of this rule was linguistic colonisation, wherein the colonial administration established institues of Western education and necessitated the use of the English language. Most former British colonies continue to use English as their official language. 

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