In the first quarter of seventeenth century, in which of the following was/were the factory/factories of the English East India Company located?
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2021 Prelims]
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 2 and 3 only
- The East India Company established factories in Surat, Broach, Ahmedabad, Agra, and Masulipatnam in the first 25 years of the 17th century.
- Additionally, Kalingapatnam, which is currently part of Srikakulam and Chicacole during the British era, was a small port during the East India Company’s rule.
Therefore, option (a) is the correct answer.