Describe the Bombay fort area


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In early 19th century, Bombay’s fort area formed the heart of the city.
The area was interspersed with gardens and was divided into ‘native’ town where most of the Indians lived and the ‘European’ or ‘white’ section, where the white people lived.
A European suburb and an industrial zone began to develop to the north of the Fort settlement area and a cantonment in the south.
This racial pattern was true of all Presidency cities under British rule.