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Building the Railways of the Raj, 1850-1900

Building the Railways of the Raj, 1850-1900

by Ian J. Kerr
     
 

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Some 25,000 miles of railways were constructed in India from 1850 to 1900, involving a considerable investment of British capital, their railway technology, the presence of a small number of their engineers, skilled workmen, and the mobilization of millions of Indian workers. This book represents the first, wide-scale examination of this subject in modern times.

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Some 25,000 miles of railways were constructed in India from 1850 to 1900, involving a considerable investment of British capital, their railway technology, the presence of a small number of their engineers, skilled workmen, and the mobilization of millions of Indian workers. This book represents the first, wide-scale examination of this subject in modern times.

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"What Kerr conveys very much enriches understanding of the colonial relationship in India."—American Historical Review

"Ian J. Kerr's carefully documented reconstruction of early Indian railway history reveals a fascinating tale of collaboration and compromise between British engineers and Indian workers - a triumph of management as much as of engineering."—Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195642384
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Series:
Oxford India Paperbacks Series
Edition description:
In the Indian context
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.20(d)

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