Nov. 11, 2022

Prelims Question

Question: Which of the following items were exported during the Mughal period?

1. Black pepper

2. Coffee

3. Raw silk and silk fabrics

4. opium


a ) 1, 2, 3

 b) 1, 3, 4

 c) 1, 3

 d) 1, 2, 3, 4

Answer – b

Explanation- Even though India was less depended on imports, under the Mughals, trade was carried out at large scale with countries of Asia and Europe.

Imported item-

Pearls, raw silk, wool, dates, dry fruits and rose water were imported into India from the Persian Gulf.

Coffee, gold, drugs, and honey from Arabia;

Tea, sugar, porcelain and silk from China;

Gold, musk and woolen cloth from Tibet;

Tin from Singapore;

spices, perfumes, ginger and sugar from the Indonesian islands;

Woolen cloth, metals such as copper, iron and lead and paper from Europe.

Exported item- India was known for its cotton textiles all over the world and were in great demand in the world. Raw silk and silk cloth, precious stones and medicines including indigo, saltpeter, opium, rice, wheat, sugar, pepper and other spices were also exported from India during the Mughal period.