With reference to the rise of ‘National Consciousness’ in India, explain the following:
The development of modern means of transport and communication
The development of the means of transport such as the railways facilitated the growth of nationalism in India. The railways helped the people to travel to different parts of the country and fostered the spirit of unity among them. The development of the post and telegraph also unified the people across all the regions in the country as they enabled Indians to come in contact with one another and discuss the problems facing the country.