Cultural Change

Cultural Change

Question

How did new technology speed up various forms of communication among people specially some social reformers in last phase of 19th century.

Answer

New technologies speeded up various forms of communication. The printing press, telegraph, and later her microphone, movement of people and goods through steamship and railways, helped quick movement of new ideas. Within India, social reformers from Punjab and Bengal exchanged ideas with reformers from Madras and Maharashtra. Keshav Chandra Sen of Bengal visited Madras in 1864. Pandita Ramabai travelled to different corners of the country. some of them went to other countries. Christian missionaries reached remote corners of present day Nagaland, Mizoram and Meghalaya.

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