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Question 4:

Give explanations for the following:

(a) Why well-off Londoners supported the need to build housing for the poor in the nineteenth century.

(b) Why a number of Bombay films were about the lives of migrants.

(c) What led to the major expansion of Bombay’s population in the mid-nineteenth century.

Answer:

(a) Well-off Londoners supported the need to build housing for the poor in the nineteenth century on account of three reasons: one-room houses of the poor came to be seen as the breeding ground of diseases, and hence, a threat to public health; fire hazards became a worry in these over-crowded, badly ventilated, unhygienic homes; lastly, there was a widespread fear of social disorder, especially after the 1917 Russian Revolution. Hous…

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