Write 5 -5 features each of tenments & chawls.

Asked by vatsalchoudhary41 | 17th Jul, 2015, 03:38: AM

Expert Answer:

  • Tenements were owned by individual landlords and were not governmnet provided housing.
  • They were cheap and unsafe in terms of the living conditions they provided to the inhabitants.
  • Most of the tenements were in fact one room houses.
  • Tenements were overcrowded, badly ventilated, and lacked sanitation facilities.
  • Tenements were also likely to fall victim to fire hazards.



  • Chawls were largely inhhabited by migrant workers working in the textile factories of Bombay.
  • Chawls were constructed in the 'native areas' of the city of Bombay.
  • Chawls were multi storeyed structures.
  • They were owned by largely private landlords like bankers, merchants and building contractors looking to earn quick money by exploiting migrant workers.
  • Each chawl was divided into smaller one-room tenements which had no private toilets.

Answered by Soumil Shukla | 17th Jul, 2015, 04:20: PM

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