Novels, Society & History (C10)

"Colonial administrators found vernacular novels a valuable source of information on native life and customs." Prove the statement by giving three evidences.

Answer

a. Such information was useful for them in governing Indian society, with its large variety of communities and castes.

b. As outsiders, the British knew little about life inside Indian households. The new novels in Indian languages often had descriptions of domestic life.

c. They showed how people dressed, their forms of religious worship, their beliefs and practices etc.