Category: Home Posts

Posts submitted by website admins

Trade in Medieval Bengal

The importance of Bengal in the Asiatic trade of the companies can be seen from the fact that Bengal’s share in the average annual value of Asian commodities exported to Holland by the Dutch company was around 40 percent in the early eighteenth century.

Trade in Ancient Bengal

The complex economic life in Bengal, including sedentary agriculture, diversified crafts and trade, did not emerge prior to c 4th century BC, or before the emergence of the Maurya empire. It is likely that the material culture of the Ganga valley, characterised by flourishing agriculture, different crafts, growing trade and urban centres, reached the area of Bengal with the gradual spread of the political power of Magadha under the Mauryas.