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Consider the following statements about ‘the Charter Act of 1813’:

Consider the following statements about ‘the Charter Act of 1813’:

  1. It ended the trade monopoly of the East India Company in India except for trade in tea and trade with China.
  2. It asserted the sovereignty of the British Crown over the Indian territories held by the Company.
  3. The revenues of India were now controlled by the British Parliament.

Which of the statements given above are correct?(2019)

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer: A

The Company’s commercial monopoly was ended, as a result of the act, except for the tea and opium trade and the trade with China, this reflecting the growth of British power in India.

The Act expressly asserted the Crown’s sovereignty over British India.

It allotted Rs 100,000 to promote education in Indian masses and allowed them to open anywhere anytime.

This act permitted Christian missionaries to propagate English and preach their religion


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