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The Seths were the most powerful bankers of India during the first half of 18th century. Robert Orme (official historian of East India Company) described Jagat Seths as the greatest shroff (money changer) and banker in the known world.
According to Nick Robins: The Jagat Seths were unrivalled in northern India for their financial power. Known as 'banker of the world', this Marwari family had build up formidable economic resources on the back of its control of the imperial mint and extensive moneylending. They wielded this financial clout at the Bengali court and were judged to be 'the chief cause of revolutions in Bengal' by a French commentator at the time.
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