Special Report: Do You Know: Mumbai Is A City Received In Dowry


Amchee Mumbai is a city of dreams and home to many well known celebrities in India. The culture and heritage of the city is a must watch factor and once a person is part of that city, they are completely into it.  We are very much familiar about the city Mumbai, how it came to be known from Bombay to Mumbai and how it is a entertainment hub but here's something you might not know that Mumbai is a city received in Dowry.



It was 1534 AD when the Portuguese gained possession of Bombay and when the Treaty of Bassein was signed between Portuguese and Bahadur Shah of the Gujarat Sultanate they then indulged in growing the influence of the Roman Catholic religious order in Bombay.

Bombay city was an archipelago of 7 islands and the Portuguese called it by various names, one of which is Bombaim.

Pic caption:View of fenced public space with a number of buildings in the distance. Pictured on the left is the Bombay High Court, an ornate building with its distinctive central tower and arched windows, and on the right is the Rajabai Clock Tower and other buildings on the University of Mumbai campus. Also visible in the foreground are three native men, one of whom is standing in the middle of an unpaved road.

In no time they lose control of the city to the Britishers.  In 1612, a battle was fought between British and the Portuguese at Surat for the possession of city Bombay and it ended with Portuguese monopoly. After the English merchants gained control over the trade, Portuguese starteded to loose their Control. However in 1661, when Charles II married Princess Catherine de Braganza of Portugal, Mumbai was presented to King Charles II as part of the dowry.

For King Charles II, the whole city was a hassle and he did not want the trouble of ruling these islands and to make things easier, he rented out the whole of Mumbai to the East India Company, only for £10 in gold a year.

And from then the city came under the control of British.

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