True Cinnamon History 1948 to Today

  We hope to bring you information on the official independence of Ceylon from the British in 1948 and the cultivation, production, and quality of true cinnamon cultivation by local rulers in this article. In our previous articles, we talk about the cultivation of cinnamon from the past to 1948 and the evolution of the… Continue reading True Cinnamon History 1948 to Today

British and Ceylon Cinnamon (1796-1948)

  We have talked in previous articles about cinnamon cultivation and trade monopoly in Ceylon during the Portuguese rule, before 1600, and during the Dutch rule. Today we bring you this article about how economic and social changes in Sri Lanka during the British colonial rule: How the value of true cinnamon, a luxury commodity,… Continue reading British and Ceylon Cinnamon (1796-1948)

The Dutch and True Cinnamon (1658-1796)

  By the 16th century, the Portuguese’s trade monopoly was being obstructed by the Dutch and was gradually intensifying. While the maritime trade was going on, the Dutch came to Ceylon around 1658 and, their sole objective was to take over the Eastern trade.  The Portuguese were still a major problem for the native king… Continue reading The Dutch and True Cinnamon (1658-1796)

True Cinnamon monopoly falls to Europeans – Portuguese (1505-1658)

  In the previous article, we talked about the history of true cinnamon and the role of Arab traders. There we bring you the Egyptian civilization and Arab traders. Then we talk about how the Portuguese, the Dutch, and the British maintained this true cinnamon monopoly and their activities.  True Cinnamon and Portuguese Around 1505,… Continue reading True Cinnamon monopoly falls to Europeans – Portuguese (1505-1658)