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Activity Discussion History main trade routes Reply To: main trade routes

  • Anagani

    July 5, 2024 at 12:43 pm
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    During the Mughal Empire, which ruled the Indian subcontinent from the early 16th to the mid-19th century, there were several important trade routes that connected the empire to the broader global economy:

    1. The Silk Road:

      • This ancient overland trade route linked the Indian subcontinent with Central Asia, the Middle East, and ultimately, China.
      • Key goods traded included silk, spices, textiles, precious stones, and other luxury items.
    2. The Maritime Spice Trade:

      • The Mughals controlled strategic coastal regions like Gujarat and Bengal, which were major hubs for the lucrative maritime spice trade.
      • This connected the Indian subcontinent with Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Europe via sea routes.
      • Key exports included spices, textiles, and other high-value commodities.
    3. The Deccan Trade Route:

      • This overland route connected the northern Mughal territories with the Deccan region in southern India.
      • It facilitated the trade of agricultural products, textiles, and other goods between the north and south.
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