Free help with homework

Why join Brainly?

  • ask questions about your assignment
  • get answers with explanations
  • find similar questions


How were unwilling cultivators made to cultivate opium in Colonial India? (i) Unwilling cultivators were made to produce opium through a system of advances. These loans tied the peasant to the headmen and through him to the government. (ii) By giving advances the cultivator, was forced to grow opium on a specified area of land. The farmers were bound to hand over his produce to the government agents and accept the low price offered. (iii) He had no option of planting the field with a crop of his choice or selling his product to anyone but the government agent. (iv) The cultivator also had no choice but to accept the low price offered for the practice.
0 0 0
The Brain
  • The Brain
  • Helper
Not sure about the answer?
Learn more with Brainly!
Having trouble with your homework?
Get free help!
  • 80% of questions are answered in under 10 minutes
  • Answers come with explanations, so that you can learn
  • Answer quality is ensured by our experts