Our Pasts - III
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*The partition of India in 1947 led to a massive transfer of populations, and Delhi became a city of refugees.
*While Old Delhi was almost ignored by the British, millions were spent on developing New Delhi.
*In the late 18th century, Calcutta, Bombay, and Madras became the centres of British colonial power.
*In 19th century, in most parts of the Western world, modern cities emerged with industrialisation, but Indian cities under British rule did not benefit much.
*After 1911, Delhi became the capital of British India. New Delhi took nearly 20 years to build.
*Outline the nature of urban development in the 19th and 20th centuries
*Introduce students to the history of urban spaces through photographs how new forms of towns emerged in the colonial period
*De-urbanisation and emergence of new towns
*Implications of colonial policies and institutions – municipalities, public works, planning, railway links, and police
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