Consider the following statements about the advent of Europeans as trading entities in India-

  1. The French Company was the last amongst the European Trading powers to reach India.
  2. The ‘Cartaze’ were used by the Portuguese to monopolize trade along the Coromandel coast.

Which of the above statements is / are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 and 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

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