Explain, how did novels become a popular medium of entertainment among the middle class during the late nineteenth century in India?

In all parts of the world, as well as in India, novels became a popular source of entertainment among the people of middle class. People now could amuse themselves in a new way.
Picture book translation from other languages popular song composed on contemporary events, stories in newspaper and magazines etc. offers news forms of entertainment. In different form of printed material, novels became immensly popular. Detective and mystery novels had to be printed again and again to meet the demand of the reading public. In general, novels encouraged reading in alone and in silence. Sitting at home or while travelling a reader can have enjoyable time reading a novel. Novels also help in creating a world of imagination where readers can identify themselves with protagonists.

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