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Railways in Modern India

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This volume highlights the centrality of the railways in the history of colonial and post-colonial India. Together the contributions represent some of the most thought-provoking writings on Indian railways spanning much of India's railway past. The substantive introduction situates the readings in their historical and historiographical contexts, identifies and explores some neglected topics and outlines an encompassing approach to the history of railways in South Asia. ...
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New Delhi 2002 Hardcover First Edition Very Good in Very Good jacket Larger 8vo. pp. xvi [1] 356. previous owners sticker on verso of front cover."Part of the Themes in Indian ... History series, this valuable book reprints important writings on India's railway history. A substantial introduction places the sections in their historical and historiographical contexts, while the body of the work identifies neglected topics and outlines a new approach to the study of Indian railways. It will greatly appeal to scholars and students as well as to the general reader of Indian history." Read more Show Less

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This volume highlights the centrality of the railways in the history of colonial and post-colonial India. Together the contributions represent some of the most thought-provoking writings on Indian railways spanning much of India's railway past. The substantive introduction situates the readings in their historical and historiographical contexts, identifies and explores some neglected topics and outlines an encompassing approach to the history of railways in South Asia.

Contributed articles on Indian railways in colonial times.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The future results of the British rule in India 62
2 The opening of the Bhore Ghaut incline of the great Indian Peninsula Railway 68
3 The condition of India : railways 77
4 The pattern of railway development in India 80
5 City-hinterland relations and the development of a regional elite in nineteenth-century Bombay 97
6 Railways and their impact on Bengal's economy, 1870-1920 126
7 Railways 147
8 Economic change and the railways in North India, 1860-1914 173
9 The records of Indian railways : a neglected resource 198
10 A history of Indian railways 216
11 Modern agents of change 257
12 Bodies of knowledge/highways of steel : science and technology in modern India 262
13 The building of India's railways : the application of western technology in the colonial periphery 1850-1920 268
14 Reworking a popular religious practice : the effects of railways on pilgrimage in 19th and 20th century South Asia 304
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