“Print not only stimulated the publication of conflicting opinions amongst communities, but it also connected communities and people in different parts of India.

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asked Nov 4, 2018 in Class X Social Science by priya12 (-11,279 points)

“Print not only stimulated the publication of conflicting opinions amongst communities, but it also connected communities and people in different parts of India.” Examine the statement.

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answered Nov 4, 2018 by aditya23 (-606 points)

(i) Religious texts, reached a wide circle of people encouraging discussions, debates and controversies within and among different religions. 

(ii) Newspapers conveyed news from one place to another creating pan-Indian identities. 

(iii) Spread of ideas through printed texts and newspapers led to widespread participation of Indians. 

(iv) Print propagated against social evils like sati, child marriage and the purdah system. 

(v) Emergence of many social reforms and reform movements. 

(vi) New ideas emerged through the clashes of opinions.

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