How did colonialism systematically destroy Indian crafts and industries? Explain.


Colonialism is based on the idea of political domination and economic exploitation.

  • The main aim of the British was bought raw materials from India at cheap rates and sell the same to English manufactures in England.
  • The British brought machine made cheap goods to be sold in the Indian markets.
  • The Indian craftsman had to buy raw material at a high price.
  • The handmade good were expensive and could not compete successfully with machine made goods. The Indian crafts and industries started declining.