A model of the South Asian colonial city
The European town…had spacious bungalows, elegant apartment houses, planned streets, trees on both sides of the street,…clubs for afternoon and evening get
togethers…The open space was reserved for…Western recreational facilities, such as race and golf courses, soccer and cricket. When domestic water supply, electric
connections, and sewage links were available or technically possible, the European town residents utilised them fully, whereas their use was quite restricted to the native town.
(Dutt 1993: 361)
Read the source and answer the following question.
Did the model of the South Asian colonial city cater to the needs of the natives? Give a reason for your answer.