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Which of the following cities were called Presidency cities? A) Delhi, Bombay, Madras B) Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta C) Bombay, Madras, Calcutta D) Delhi, Madras, Calcutta

Which of the following cities were called Presidency cities?
A) Delhi, Bombay, Madras
B) Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta
C) Bombay, Madras, Calcutta
D) Delhi, Madras, Calcutta

Grade:12th pass

1 Answers

Pawan Prajapati
askIITians Faculty 9723 Points
10 days ago
Presidency town or cities, mean the local limits for your time being of the ordinary original civil jurisdiction of the high court of jurisdictions. Complete answer: Three administrative regions were developed by the British government which were called Presidencies. Each had its own capital namely. They were the main centers of the economic activities and trade English East India company. Delhi was separated from Punjab in 1912, when it became the capital of British India. Madras and Bombay were the presidential city but Delhi was not. Bombay and Calcutta were the presidential states in British India but Delhi was not a presidency city. In British India 19th century, Calcutta, Bombay and Madras were called as presidency cities. Madras and Calcutta were the presidential cities in the 19th century but Delhi was later became British India capital state. Therefore the correct answer is option (C), Bombay madras and Calcutta. Note: The capitals of Bombay, Bengal i.e. Calcutta and Madras Presidencies in British India in early 19th century were called as presidency cities. It was the administration division of British government in India later collectively they have been called British India. They were the main centers of the economic activities and trade of East India Company.

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