what attracted european trading companies to india?
European trading companies ventured across the oceans so as to look for new lands from where they could buy goods at a cheap price, n carry them back to Europe to sell at higher prices.The fine qualities of cotton and silk produced in India had a big market in Europe. Indian spices like pepper, cloves, cardamom n cinnamon too were in great demand. Hence, European trading companies were attracted to India.
- cheaper country = more profit