27 Down:New Departures in Indian Railway Studies (1 Edition) by Ian J. Kerr

By Ian J. Kerr

Hitherto, the research of India’s railways has run alongside a number of, more and more well-travelled tracks. The relevant target of 27 Down with its 9, new, railway-related studies—and a lot else—is to discover a number of the ignored dimensions of India’s colonial and postcolonial railways. The members, a stimulating mixture of more youthful and older students, discover enormously diversified elements of India’s railways, previous and current. Railways and the 19th century capitalist improvement of South Asia, porters at a twenty-first-century Mumbai station, overdue nineteenth-century Hindi debts of educate commute, post-1947 motion pictures and writings that signify railways in the course of the Partition of India, railway artwork on Bangladeshi rikshas, railway workshop labour, financing and dealing with the railways of North India, an exploration of why India’s railways didn't give a contribution extra absolutely to colonial India’s monetary improvement, plus even more are present in the textual content. hence, social, political, cultural and financial dimensions of India’s railways are one of the new departures in Indian railway reviews came upon inside of this quantity. 27 Down is a educate with a number of locations. every one exploratory journey is diversified however the members proportion an curiosity within the approach to commute, India’s interesting railways.

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