What were the reasons that made it possible for the British to colonise India

The following factors made it possible for British to colonise India:

a. The British were attracted towards country's rich resources like spices, silk, gold and wanted to be part of the trade process that had been carried on by the Portuguese.
b. They wanted to trade , exploit and loot resources.
c. Weak internal political conditions  that had surfaced after the death of Aurangzeb facilitated British control over India.
d. Political instability in the region, weak central administration , war of succession between Carnatic and Hyderabad made it possible for the British to expand its political influence.
e. India's strategic position in Asia, connecting Central Asia and South East Asia provided British with a lucrative prospect of establishing control in the region and whole of Asia.
 

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