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27 down: new departures in Indian railway studies edited by Ian J Kerr (CD)

By: Kerr, Ian J.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Hyderabad Orient Longman Pvt.Ltd 2007Description: With Book at Acc. No.165671.Subject(s): Indian RailwaysDDC classification: D001316 Summary: CD ROM is explores some of the neglected dimensions of India's colonial and postcolonial railways. The contributors, a stimulating mix of younger and older scholars, explore vastly different aspects of India's railways, past and present. railways and the nineteenth century capitalist development of south Asia, porters at a twenty-first-century Mumbai station, late nineteenth-century Hindi accounts of train travel, post-1947 films and writings that represent railways during the partition of India, railway art on Bangladeshi rikshas, railway workshop labour, financing and managing the railways of north India, an exploration of why India's railways did not contribute more positively to colonial India's economic development, plus much more are found in the text and on the CD-ROM. thus, social, political, cultural and economic dimensions of India's railways are among the new departures in Indian railway studies found within this volume. 27 down is a train with multiple destinations. each exploratory trip is different but the contributors share an interest in the method of travel, India's fascinating railways.
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CD ROM is explores some of the neglected dimensions of India's colonial and postcolonial railways. The contributors, a stimulating mix of younger and older scholars, explore vastly different aspects of India's railways, past and present. railways and the nineteenth century capitalist development of south Asia, porters at a twenty-first-century Mumbai station, late nineteenth-century Hindi accounts of train travel, post-1947 films and writings that represent railways during the partition of India, railway art on Bangladeshi rikshas, railway workshop labour, financing and managing the railways of north India, an exploration of why India's railways did not contribute more positively to colonial India's economic development, plus much more are found in the text and on the CD-ROM. thus, social, political, cultural and economic dimensions of India's railways are among the new departures in Indian railway studies found within this volume. 27 down is a train with multiple destinations. each exploratory trip is different but the contributors share an interest in the method of travel, India's fascinating railways.

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