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8th Class Chapter No 6 - Colonialism and the City: The Story of an Imperial Capital in History for CBSE NCERT

In most part of the Western world modern cities emerged with industrialization. In the late 18th century, Calcutta, Bombay and Madras rose in importance as Presidency cities (centres of administratiion) . De-urbanisation took place in many cities in 19th century and those cities were Machlipatnam, Surat and Seringapatam. De-urbanisation occured due to reduction of demand of goods, reduced trade and establishment of new centres of administration. · How many 'Delhis' before New Delhi: Delhi has been the capital for more than a 1,000 years, although with some gaps. Shah Jahan built the most splendid capital of all, Shahjahanabad had begun in 1639. During Shah Jahan's time Delhi was an important centre of Sufi culture. There were sharp divisions between the rich and the poor. Red fort and Jama Masjid were the two prominent buidings of Shahjahanabad surrounded by 14 gated wall. The Making of New Delhi: In 1803, the British gained control of Delhi after defeating the Marathas and the modern Delhi developed after 1911 when it became the capital of British India. British tried to rule through Delhi as it had been the seat to administration since Medival time period and people always saw it as the place of central authority
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