Arrange the following sentences of a paragraph in proper order.
A. Joseph Francois Dupleix who was initially appointed as Intendent of Chandernagore in 1731, sowed the seeds of colonisation.
B. He developed friendly relations with the Nawab of Bengal much to the consternation of the British.
C. For this, they locked horns with the British to assert their economic and political fortunes in India.
D. Like the British, the French decided to extend their area of influence taking advantage of mutual discord among Indian rulers.
E. The village, which hitherto was engaged in maritime commerce along with Pondicherry, got fortified by him.
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