How did Bombay emerge as an importantcolonial city? Or Why was Bombay considered the prime city of India? Explain three reasons. Or Bombay was a prime city of India in the 19th century. Explain the statement giving any three facts.
Ans. Bombay was the principal port of the East India Company and considered as the prime city of India.
The three reasons or important facts which made it a prime city are as fotiows
(i) It was an important centre for cotton textiles.
(ii) It became an important administrative centre in Western India.
(iii) It was a major industrial centre and dominated the maritime trade of India.