India has had operating railways for well-over 150 years: railways that have played a central and well-documented role in the making of India in the colonial and post-colonial eras. This handbook provides a reference guide for researchers interested in almost any facet of the history, colonial and post-colonial, of these railways. The secondary literature is identified and surveyed, primary sources and their locations identified, statistical and cartographic data discussed and presented, and a massive bibliography made available. This handbook is the indispensable tool for anyone seeking to understand India's railways and the roles they played in the making of modern India.
|Publisher:||Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.|
|Series:||Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 2 South Asia , #27|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
John Hurd II, PhD. (1969) is a Professor Emeritus, Economics, Norwich University. Since 1970, he has been researching and publishing papers on Indian Railways.
Ian J. Kerr, Ph.D. (1975) is a Senior Scholar, History, University of Manitoba and a Professorial Research Associate, History, SOAS. He has published extensively including Engines of Change. The Railroads That Made India (Praeger, 2007; Orient BlackSwan, 2011).