What do the terms “White” and “Black” Town signify?
The ‘Black’ Towns were the towns where the native Indians, who generally have dark skin-color, lived. These towns were characterized by a very poor standard of living, with the presence of diseases like cholera, plague and a chaotic atmosphere. On the other hand, the ‘White’ Towns were the towns where the British people, who generally have white skin-color, lived. These towns were characterized by a high standard of living, with wide roads, churches, bungalows with well-maintained gardens. Moreover the ‘White’ towns reflected a settled and well-planned lifestyle.