Describe the life in Chawls of Bombay
CBSE Class 10
CBSE Class 10 Social
2018-03-06 15:24:35 UTC
Chawls were multi-storeyed structures built and owned by private landlords such as
merchants, bankers and building contractors. -
Each chawl was divided into smaller one-room tenements, which had no private toilets.
Many families could reside at a time in a tenement.
People had to keep the windows of their rooms closed even in humid weather due to close proximity of filthy gutters, buffalo stables, etc.
Though water was scarce, and people often quarrelled every morning for a turn at the tap, observers found that houses were kept quite clean.