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Q.5:- What was the two-fold motive behind the systematic de-industrialisation affected by the British in pre – independent India?

 

Answer:- 
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:



  1. 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.
  2. to sell British manufactured goods in Indian market at higher prices.In this way, they exploited India through the device of double exploitation.