The arrival of Europeans in India started after the Portuguese navigator, Vasco Da Gama reached Calicut in Kerala. The Europeans who came to India in the order are Portuguese, Dutch, British, Danes and finally French.
Who came first in India sequence?
The 1st person to reach India circumnavigating the Cape of Good Hope was Portuguese navigator VASCO-DA-GAMA. He landed at Calicut (Kerala) and was welcomed by Zamorin (ruler). The purpose to come here was spice trade (especially pepper).
When did Europe come to India?
Only a few years later, near the end of the 15th century, Portuguese sailor Vasco da Gama became the first European to re-establish direct trade links with India since Roman times by being the first to arrive by circumnavigating Africa (c. 1497–1499).
|East India Company||1612–1757|
|Partition of India||1947–|
Who was the first king of India?
Ans: Chandragupta Maurya was the first king/ruler of Ancient India.
What did Europe want from India?
The Europeans came to India to trade for sugar, tea, cotton, ginger, pepper, and other spices, a blue dye called indigo, and jute.
Who Ruled India most?
List of largest empires in India
|Empire||Approximate maximum extent (Area in km²)||Size as percentage of area of Republic of India|
|British Indian Empire||4,574,000||139%|
|Republic of India (for comparison)||3,287,263||100%|