‘Introduction of railways in India proved to be a blessing in disguise.’ Give three arguments in favour of and three against the statement.


 In favour of

  • Railways were introduced in India for the benefit of trade.
  • People from different parts of India came in close contact.
  • This communication brought about an awareness against social evils, need of education and freedom from foreign exploitation.

In against of

  • It offended the people of higher castes as people from all castes had to sit together.
  • Indians were not allowed to travel in first class. It was reserved for Europeans.
  • Railways provided many avenues of profit making for the British.