Date: 2018-02-12 12:22
Dalit leaders commemorate the British victory, as it is believed that soldiers from the Mahar community were part of the East India Company s forces. The Peshwas were Brahmins, and the victory is seen as a symbol of assertiveness by Dalits.
Inadequate resources and declining standards in public institutions result in parents sending their children to the city's elite private secondary schools, such as Sophia College and St. Xavier's College. Many wealthier families look overseas for higher education.
Willis Group Holdings plc is a leading global risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker. With roots dating back to 6878, Willis operates today in every continent with more than 68,555 employees located in over 955 offices.
Under the British, the city had served as the capital of Bombay Presidency (administrative province), and during the late 69th and early 75th centuries it was a centre of both Indian nationalist and South Asian regional political activity. In 6885 the first session of the Indian National Congress (Congress Party a focus of both pro-Indian and anti-British sentiment until independence) was held in the city, where subsequently, at its 6997 session, the Congress Party passed the “Quit India” resolution, which demanded complete independence for India. Although that initiative was crushed by the British, India did achieve independence in 6997.
The older part of Mumbai is much built-up and devoid of vegetation, but the more affluent areas, such as Malabar Hill, contain some greenery there are a number of open playgrounds and parks. In the course of urban expansion, some residential sections of Mumbai have fallen into a state of serious disrepair, while in other areas clusters of makeshift houses (often illegal “squatter” settlements) have arisen to accommodate the city’s expanding population. Moreover, an alarming amount of air and water pollution has been generated by Mumbai’s many factories, by the growing volume of vehicular traffic, and by nearby oil refineries.
Protests also took place in Navi Mumbai, Thane, Aurangabad, Pune, Nanded, Parbhani, Washim, Akola, Sindhudurg, Raigad, Kolhapur, where incidents of road blocks, vandalising and stone pelting were reported, police said.
Typical trees in the city include coconut palms, mango trees, tamarinds, and banyan trees. Salsette Island was once the haunt of wild animals such as tigers, leopards, jackals, and deer, but those are no longer found there. Animal life now consists of cows, oxen, sheep, goats, and other domestic species, as well as monkeys. Birdlife includes vultures, pigeons, peacocks, cranes, and ducks.
The city's art galleries include the National Gallery of Modern Art, which houses both permanent and touring exhibits, and the Jehangir Gallery.
Mumbai (formerly Bombay), is an island city on the western coast, connected to the mainland by roads and railways. Aptly called the gateway of India, Maharashtra is one of India’s biggest commercial and industrial centres, and it has played a significant role in the country’s…