NCERT Solutions for Class 10 History Chapter 6 Work, Life and Leisure

This topic “Work, Life and Leisure” is to study the lives of people one must examine their work habits, their social lives and even what they do in their leisure time. It is what we will study here, the metropolitan development of two cities, namely London and Bombay, during the industrial revolution. It will help us understand the impact of the revolution. Since the year 1886, these labourers and workers often went on strikes to demand relief from their crippling poverty. One such riot occurred in the winter of 1887. Thousands of people went on strike, and the police suppressed these riots with a great deal of brutality. It came to be known as the Black Sunday of November 1887.

With the population increase, Bombay became a crowded city, far more crowded than London. Housing this excess population was a severe headache for the authorities.