Bob Duckett, Bibliographer and Former Reference Librarian, Bradford, UK Reference Reviews 177 (2013)
'This is not just a ‘magisterial work’, but an enormously useful one, the book representing a structured and logical presentation of the thoughts of two of the best established scholars in this field on the current position and future of research into India’s railway history. In summary, Ian J. Kerr and John Hurd, in producing this book, provide a concise but detailed understanding of both the history and present of India’s railways, together with a wonderful handbook, a comprehensive guide to primary and secondary sources, maps and statistics for future research into India’s railways. (...) a ‘must have’ for research and university libraries where South Asian History, the history of railways and transportation policy-making are taught at undergraduate but, most especially, at postgraduate level.(...) The book is also stimulating and thought-provoking, providing a way ahead for research in this field for some time to come.'
Di Drummond, Leeds Trinity University, The Journal of Transport History 34/2 (2013)