Q.5:- What was the two-fold motive behind the systematic de-industrialisation affected by the British in pre – independent India?
De-industrialisation-Decline of India Handicraft Industry. Britishers followed the policy of systematically de-industrialising India. The primary motive behind the de-industrialisation by , the British government was two-fold:
- to get raw materials from India at cheap rates in order to reduce India to a mere exporter of raw materials to the British industries.
- to sell British manufactured goods in Indian market at higher prices.In this way, they exploited India through the device of double exploitation.