Q: 3 (NDA-II/2011)

Statement I: The private trade of the East India Company’s officials in the 18 century had flowered with the indirect patronage of the authorities of the Company.
Statement II : The extra-legal power enjoyed by the foreign merchants and the duty-free nature of their private trade virtually edged the indigenous merchants out of competition.
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History
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