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Important Dates of History Chapter The Age of Industrialisation (Class 10)

The Age of Industrialisation is an important chapter in history. Especially, for the class 10 students after The Making of Global World.

The chapter The Age of Industrialisation begins by explaining the scenario before the Industrial Revolution and how it changed over time in terms of labour, setting up of factories, etc.

But, there aren’t many resources out there on the internet which includes all the important dates from the history chapter The Age of Industrialisation.

The Age of Industrialisation
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So, I’ve decided to collect all the important dates from the history chapter The Age of Industrialisation and put them all in the table below.

All the Important Dates of History Chapter The Age of Industrialisation

DatesHappenings
1900Dawn of the century, published by E.T.Paul Music Co., New York, England
26 January 1901Two Magicians, published in Inland Printers
By 1730sEarliest factories in England were established
1764Spinning Jenny, Invented by James Hargreaves
Late 19th CenturyCotton production (first symbol of new era) grew
1760Britain was importing 2.5 million pounds of raw cotton to feed its cotton industry
1787Britain import of raw cotton soared to 22 million pounds
1840sDemand for iron and steel increased rapidly with the expansion of railways in England
1860sDemand for iron and steel increased rapidly with the expansion of railways in the colonies
1873Britain, exporting iron and steel worth about $77 million
1781James Watt improved the steam engine made by Newcomen and got a patent of the new engine
Mid 19th centuryBritain, 500 varities of hammers were produced and 45 kinds of axes.(Hand Labour)
1750sIndian merchants network was breaking down
17th century (last years)The gross value of trade which passed through Surat had been Rs. 16 million
1772Henry Palutto, a company official, had ventured, to announce that the demand for Indian textiles could never reduce.
1811-12Piece-goods accounted for 33% of India’s exports
By 1850-51Piece-goods was not more than 3%
Early 19th centuryExports of British cotton goods increased significantly
18th century (end)Virtually no import of cotton piece-goods into India
By 1850Cotton piece-goods constituted over 31% of the value of Indian imports
By 1870Cotton piece-goods constituted over 50% of the value of Indian imports
1860sWeaver faced a new problem(not get sufficient supply of good quality raw cotton)
1854First cotton mill (in Bombay)
1862Four mills were at work with 94,000 spindles and 2150 looms
1830s-1840sDwarkanath Tagore, in Bengal, made his fortune in the China trade before he turned to industrial, setting up six joint-stock companies
1855First Jute mill established in Bengal
1862Another Jute mill established in Bengal
1860sIn North India, the Elgin mill was started in Kanpur
By 1874First spinning and weaving mill of Madras began its production
Late 18th centuryThe British in India started exporting opium to china and took tea from China to England
1917Seth Hukum Chand was a Marwari businessman, who established the first Indian jute mill in Calcutta
1901With the growth of factories(there were 584,000 workers in Indian factories)
1946Number of workers was over 2,436,000
1911Over 50% of workers in the Bombay Cotton industries, came from the neighbouring districts of Ratnagiri
Between 1900 & 1912Cotton piece-goods production in India doubled
1911About 67% – cotton piece-goods were located in Bombay and Bengal
1941Over 35% of handlooms in India were fitted with fly shuttles
Early 20th centuryImages of numerous Indian god and goddesses, or historic figures (for advertisements)

Final Words

So, that’s it.

All the important events of the chapter The Age of Industrialisation from the NCERT class 10 are listed above in the table format.

And, at last, if you have any related queries or suggestions; feel free to let me know in the comments right now.

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