Impact Of Colonialism On Culture

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Structural Change
1. How has colonialism impacted our lives? You can either focus on one aspect like culture or politics or treat them together.
Ans- Two centuries of colonialism has profound impact on our lives. It has impacted both cultural and political life in our country.
Impact of colonialism on culture given below—
• English education has impacted our education system. Now it has become a lingua-franca in every field. Its impact can be seen in our communication, job interviews packaging, advertisements and almost all sphere of our life.
• Class and caste and religion bias and divide: Colonialism has widened the rift between classes, caste. Policy of divide and rule resulted in religious division in our society.
• Urbanization and
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Multi-party System vi. Universal Franchise vii. Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), etc. 2. Industrialization and urbanization are linked processes. Discuss.
• The urban population of India is expanding much more rapidly after in¬dependence. For the teeming millions, the city is where they come looking for jobs. In the 1901 census, only 10.8 per cent of the total popu¬lation (or 25.6 million out of 238 million) lived in cities. In 1991, this had gone up to 25.73 per cent; and by 2001, nearly 35 per cent (or about 350 million of the estimated one billion populations) will be urban residents.
• This means that in coming two years, there will be 37 cities with a popu¬lation between one and ten million. Mumbai, Delhi and Calcutta will have more than 14 million people each. One factor which has contributed relatively much to the increase in urban population is industrialization. So we can say it easily that industrialization and urbanization are linked together.

3. Identify any town or city with which you are familiar. Find out both the history of its growth and its contemporary status.

4. You may be living in a very small town, may be in a very big city, a semi-urban settlement or a
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After the Nawab granted the East India Company a trading license in 1690, the area was developed by the Company into an increasingly fortified trading post. Under the Company rule and later under the British Raj, Kolkata served as the capital of British-held territories in India until 1911.
• Mumbai- Mumbai is built on what was once an archipelago of seven islands: Bombay Island, Parel, Mazagaon, Mahim, Colaba, Worli, and Old Woman's Island (also known as Little Colaba). In 1687, the English East India Company transferred its headquarters from Surat to Bombay. The city eventually became the headquarters of the Bombay Presidency. As the capital of the Bombay Presidency, the city witnessed the Indian independence movement, with the Quit India Movement in 1942 and The Royal Indian Navy Mutiny in 1946 being its most notable

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