Who controlled maximum trade in the western coastal region during 17th century?

(A) Portuguese
(B) Dutch
(C) The house of Jagat Seth
(D) Mulla Abdul Gaffar

Correct Answer : Portuguese
Question Asked : SSC Section Officer (Audit) Exam 2003
Explanation: The English, French and Dutch East Indies Companies (EIC’s) became active in Far East trading in a meaningful way about a hundred and fifty years after the Portuguese. They too set up their posts through-out the Indian Ocean. By the middle of the 17th century there were several thousand Portuguese and Indo Portuguese in India and a relatively small population of other Indo Europeans.
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