Initially under the rule of Emperor Akbar, there were 12 Subahs, which rose to 22 under Shah Jahan.
The administrators of the Bengal province were refugees from the Safavid Empire.
About 40% this wealth came from the Subah Bengal alone
This means that the tiny little region of Bengal was responsible for about 12% of the entire worlds GDP
Just Imagine the power of this region
Around 55% of all Dutch textile imports came from Bengal.
Bengal also had one of the best shipbuilding industry in the world. The living standards of the people of Bengal Subah were the highest in the Indian sub continent.
The state of California, Texas and New York form 31% of the US GDP.
Compare this to Subah of Bengal, which alone provided 40% of the total GDP of the Mughal Empire.
This powerful province was annexed by East India company after the Battle of Plassey. The power dynamics of the World was about to change soon.
a) Moving the national capital from Calcutta to Delhi in 1905 laid the seeds of division
b) Both World Wars
c) The Famine
d) Freight equalization policy of 1952.
He sent an expert to Bengal Subah to study silk cultivation & processing, after which Mysore began developing silk. Soon Mysore overtook Bengal Subah (silk)
A reason why i love Tipu. Improvise & Adapt.