How Did British Colonization Affect Amritsar

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This paper will revolve around the influence British colonization has on the city of Amritsar, Punjab. I will be focusing on the ways that the British impacted the everyday lives of the people in Amritsar. The reason I chose to write a paper how British colonization affected Amritsar is because I was born and grew up in Amritsar, that is where almost all of my family currently lives so the city is personally very important to me. Amritsar is one of the largest cities in Punjab, the city is located in the north-western part of India. Amritsar is located between the Ravi river and the Beas river. Amritsar was originally called Ramdaspur, Guru Ramda 's City, literally translating to the City of God 's Servant. The name was later changed to Amritsar, translating to "Pool of Nectar", amrit meaning nectar and sar meaning pool. It is also the administrative headquarters of the Amritsar district in the state of Punjab. When India was taken over, the last state to be taken over and made it a province of British India by the British East India…show more content…
Of course these roads original purpose was most likely to help the British travel from one place to another faster, it did help locals as well. They too were able to use these roads and expand their businesses into other cities were it would not have been originally possible. They also built sidewalks for cycles and pedestrians inside Amritsar. These sidewalks that the English built did not last very long after India became independent. They are no longer present in Amritsar because the shape of the city changed to much after the end of British rule. One way the British improved transportation in Amritsar was through introducing the city with trains. They opened the very first railway station in the city of Amritsar, Amritsar Junction railway station, in 1862. There were no railways in Amritsar before this. This Railway station is still being used to date. Today Amritsar is well connected to almost all major cities in India by
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