Work Life and Leisure - Important Terms And Concepts
Category : 10th Class
Work, Life and Leisure: Cities in Contemporary World
IMPORTANT TERMS AND CONCEPTS
- Metropolis. Chief city of a region or the country with large population.
- Urbanisation. The process of development of towns and cities.
- Brahma. The God of creation in Hindu mythology.
- Museum. Building used for exhibition and storage of objects of the past or related heritage or any interesting unique objects.
- Tenement. Dwelling place, e.g., a set of rooms separated from each, usually in the poorer section of a larger city.
- Philanthropist. A person who is concerned about the welfare of the mankind.
- Suburb. Outlying area of the city, region adjacent to the city.
- Green belt. Area of open land with plants and trees for preservation around the city, maintaining natural habitation.
- Asphyxiation. Suffocation due to lack of oxygen supply in the blood.
- Presidency cities. During the British rule the capitals of Bombay, Bengal and Madaras Presidencies (provinces) were known as the presidency cities.
- Depressed class. The so-called 'dalits' or untouchables are referred to as the depressed class.
- Reclamation. Bring wasteland under cultivation). Recover marshy land from seawater and make it livable and cultivable.
- Chawls. An Indian word refers to multistoried structure which is divided into a number of smaller one room tenements or apartments.
- Individualism. Social theory favoring freedom of individual - encouraging free action by individuals.