Posted on: 5 March 2014

Digital Rare Book:
The rise and progress of British opium smuggling; the illegality of the East India Company's monopoly of the drug; and its injurious effects upon India, China, and the commerce of Great Britain.
By Major-General R. Alexander
Published by Judd and Glass, London - 1856

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'The opium fleet descending the Ganges'

Credit: Wellcome Library, London

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These sailing vessels brought Tea for Br.East India Co for export to Britain and America (Boston Tea Party) and exported Bengal and Malwa Opium to China

Read book called Opium city it calls Bombay city as opium city and has some amazing info of Bombay connection to opium smuggling to China visit for digital books