Civil Lines

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This article is about the term for residential areas. For other uses, see Civil Lines (disambiguation).

Civil Lines (archaically White Town) are the residential neighborhoods developed during the British Raj for its senior officers. These townships were built all over the Indian subcontinent and were allotted to civil officers in the respective countries.[1]





  1. ^ Nayar, Pramod K. (2009). Days of the Raj: Life and Leisure in British India. Penguin Books India. p. 50. Retrieved Jan 23, 2014.