MUMBAI/ Mixed opinions in the 20th century

Primary documents with mixed opinions in the 20th century

Citizen. (1934). Letter to the editor, Bombay Chronicle, December 6, 1934, 8.

Bombay Chronicle was a local English-language newspaper published in Bombay. The occasion for this letter was a lecture given at the Nagpada Neighborhood House by a former chief officer of the Trust on their works. It showed the real local voice and their discontent towards the BIT schemes.

Dunn. G.O.W. (1912). Letter to Secretary, General Department, No. 1522, MSA/GD/Vol.48/1912, 125-131.

This letter issued by the chairman of the Trust is a terse and brutal statement stating the Trust’s relentless vision to the suburbs and rejection to the voice of the petitioners. It manifested the firm stance of the Trust and their ignorance towards the social voice in order to achieve their visionary goals.

Orr. (1910). Annual Report of the Bombay Improvement Trust, 1910-11, Appendix M (1).

The Annual Report of the Bombay Improvement Trust was an official document issued by the Bombay Improvement Trust (BIT). It relayed the Trust’s vision and planning on Bombay development. The principle and rationale behind each scheme they carried out were documented. Maps and diagrams were included as a tool of representation.

Goftar, R. (1911). Report on Native Newspapers, Bombay Presidency, 45.

The Report on Native Newspaper, Bombay Presidency includes summaries of vernacular native newspapers from 1868 to 1932. It was compiled by the Home Department as a useful source of public opinions towards different issues. It critically ananlysed and responsed to the BIT schemes from the point of view of the society.



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