what happened to the cities under the colonial rule

Cities under colonial rule.
  • In the late 18th century Bombay ,Calcutta And Madras became the centres of British power in the different region of India And the small cities declined .
  • Many towns manufacturing specialised goods declined due to the drop in demand of their produce..
  • Due to establishment of new ports old trading centres and ports could not survive any more.
  • Earliest centres of regional power collapsed when The British defeated the local rulers.
  • Cities like Machlipatnam,Surat,And Serigapatam were de urbanised during the nineteenth century.

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colonial rule means when a country subjugates the other country on their social and ecomical powers the subjugated country is known as colonial

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The british extracted the ecomomical and social power of the cities  and  ruled over the country 
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