Give an account of the Anglo-French rivalry in India.

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The trading company's rivalry ousted the Dutch and the Portuguese from the Indian scene. Now, only the English and French were left to compete with each other for the Indian markets. Between 1740-1760 European wars in which France and England were opponents brought them into conflict in India as well. The political disorders and the decline of imperial authority facilitate their ambition. This was more true for the South India. The Coromandal Coast and its hinterland which was referred to as Car

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The trading company's rivalry ousted the Dutch and the Portuguese from the Indian scene. Now, only the English and French were left to compete with each other for the Indian markets. Between 1740-1760 European wars in which France and England were opponents brought them into conflict in India as well. The political disorders and the decline of imperial authority facilitate their ambition. This was more true for the South India. The Coromandal Coast and its hinterland which was referred to as Carnatic by the European became the scene of a long drawn contest between the French and the English.

Taking advantage of the mutual discords and selfish motives among the Indian rulers, the English successfully adopted all types of fraudulent means to achieve victory over India. But before it the French and the English were locked in a struggle for economic and political fortune in India, which unfolded in the form of three Carnatic was between 1740 and 1763 in Southern India.
First Carnatic War : The hostilities between the English and the French began in the late 18th century. The first Carnatic War was the fallout of the Austrian war of succession, in which France and England were in opposite camps. The English navy under Barnett captured a few French ships. The French Governor, Dupleix, besieged Madras, in 1746 both by land and sea.
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