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7 April 2022, Mint

Bombay’s history of opium trade

In the seventeenth century, the British established a monopoly on the opium trade to China. Bombay, a deep-sea port, emerged as a significant opium export hub for Indian and European traders alike. In this podcast, Sifra Lentin traces the events that led to the Opium Wars.

Bombay History Fellow

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This podcast was first published in Mint.

Sifra Lentin is Fellow, Bombay History, Gateway House. 

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