Paragraph 5 supports which of the following statements about Indian merchants at the time of the commercial revolution? A. They imported cotton, silk, and other high-quality fabrics intended for the Indian market. B. They obtained various kinds of gems from intermediaries in the silk trade. C. They were simultaneously exporters of manufactured and natural products and intermediaries for goods produced elsewhere. D. They created a highly sophisticated textile industry at the same time that they were engaged in the processing of natural products.