Themes In Indian History - Important Questions

Book: Themes In Indian History - Important Questions

Chapter: 12. Colonial Cities

Subject: History - Class 12th

Q. No. 5 of Short Answer (3 Marks)

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How did prominent Indian merchants establish themselves in the colonial city?

The prominent Indian merchants established themselves in big cities like Calcutta and Madras. They built courtyard type houses in the ‘Black Towns’. They purchased huge tracts of lands in these towns. They organized pompous parties during festivals like Durga Puja to impress their British masters. They also built various temples to show their power and status symbol to the common people.


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