Which European Colonisers did not have a settlement on the Eastern Coast of India?

(A) French
(B) Portuguese
(C) Dutch
(D) Danish

Correct Answer : Danish
Question Asked : SSC Section Officer (Commercial Audit) Exam 2003
Explanation : The Eastern Coastal Plains refer to a wide stretch of landmass of India, lying between the Eastern Ghats and the Bay of Bengal. These plains are wider and level as compared to the western coastal plains. It stretches from Tamil Nadu in the south to West Bengal in the north. Of all the foreigners who established themselves on the Malabar Coast the Danes were the least successful. There were several factors which brought to pass this eventuality. The limited resources of Denmark, with its inadequate manpower, were no match for those of their fellow traders like the Portuguese, the Dutch and the English.
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