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The Mughal Empire (1526–1707)

01 Oct 2018-pp 93-114
About: The article was published on 2018-10-01 and is currently open access. It has received 1 citations till now. The article focuses on the topics: Empire.
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TL;DR: A blue natural dyestuff is obtained from the various species of Indigofera and it does not exist ready formed, but is produced during fermentation from another agent existing in the plant as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: A blue natural dyestuff is obtained from the various species of Indigofera. It does not exists ready formed, but is produced during fermentation from another agent existing in the plant. A dye can generally be described as a coloured substance that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is being applied. The dye is usually used as an aqueous solution and may require a mordant to improve the fastness of the dye on the fibre. Indigo dyeing and the use to produce patterns on the cloths have been known for centuries. Indigo dye is an important dyestuff to whiten cotton clothes. The colour Indigo has held a significant place in History for thousands of year through painting on cloths, paper, murals, walls, rocks etc. Indigo has verily held a sustained presence and identity in the history of enterprise, economics and politics of India. Indigo Cultivation was forcefully done by British Planters in India in 18th Century, thus Indigo trade of India is more valuable for all existing companies of Europe in India. Indigo plantation rivalry was seen during from the times of Akbar among European companies to seize the trade.

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  • ...(2) Bengal, (3) Coromandel coast, and (4) Malabar coast with its valuable speciality, pepper, (5) Goa as the great centre of collection and distribution in connection with the trade with distant countries....

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TL;DR: A blue natural dyestuff is obtained from the various species of Indigofera and it does not exist ready formed, but is produced during fermentation from another agent existing in the plant as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: A blue natural dyestuff is obtained from the various species of Indigofera. It does not exists ready formed, but is produced during fermentation from another agent existing in the plant. A dye can generally be described as a coloured substance that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is being applied. The dye is usually used as an aqueous solution and may require a mordant to improve the fastness of the dye on the fibre. Indigo dyeing and the use to produce patterns on the cloths have been known for centuries. Indigo dye is an important dyestuff to whiten cotton clothes. The colour Indigo has held a significant place in History for thousands of year through painting on cloths, paper, murals, walls, rocks etc. Indigo has verily held a sustained presence and identity in the history of enterprise, economics and politics of India. Indigo Cultivation was forcefully done by British Planters in India in 18th Century, thus Indigo trade of India is more valuable for all existing companies of Europe in India. Indigo plantation rivalry was seen during from the times of Akbar among European companies to seize the trade.

2 citations