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Exploring Indian Railways

Author : Bill Aitken
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This is a humourous and well-written account of Bill Aitken's experiences of Indian Railways. Covering every imaginable aspect of the railways' history and current practice, the book combines interesting anecdotes and technical detail to shed light on the railway's vital contribution to Indian culture and the economy.

Our Indian Railway

Author : Roopa Srinivasan
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This book commemorates 150 years of railways in India. Introduced under colonial rule in the second half of the nineteenth century, the railways soon embraced the length and breadth of India bringing with it rapid political, economic, ecological and cultural changes. The articles in this book explore the impact of this technological phenomenon from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives. From early railway thinking in renaissance Bengal, to railway policing in Uttar Pradesh and issues of management to railway themes in literature, the writers in this volume reveal the world of the railways in all its exciting facets. The photo essay invokes the nostalgic world of steam with a series of evocative images. In the twenty-first century, the ever expanding horizon of the railways continues to draw in people and goods in the third largest railway network in the world.

India s Railway History

Author : John Hurd II
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This handbook provides an indispensable reference guide to most aspects of the history of India’s railways. The secondary literature is surveyed, primary sources identified, statistical and cartographic data discussed, and a massive bibliography made available.

Engines of Change

Author : Ian J. Kerr
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The former Jewel in the Crown of the British Empire, India remains by any measure a major economic and political actor on the world scene. Kerr recounts the importance of this extensive railway network--completed against all odds by her British colonial masters--to the diverse lands and peoples of the subcontinent. Railway networks brought them together as a colony and fostered the nationalism that would be Britain's downfall. Common rail travel enabled Gandhi to reach the masses. From its romantic mystique to its dangerous reality, it is India's rail travel that keeps vital social, cultural, economic and political forces moving today.

Railways and The Raj

Author : Christian Wolmar
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The epic story of the British construction of the railways in India, as told by Britain's bestselling transport historian. 'Christian Wolmar is Britain's foremost railway historian.' The Times 'Our leading writer on the railways' Guardian 'Christian Wolmar is in love with railways... He is their wisest, most detailed historian' Observer India joined the railway age late: the first line was not completed until 1853 but, by 1929, 41,000 miles of track served the country. However, the creation of this vast network was not intended to modernize India for the sake of its people but rather was a means for the colonial power to govern the huge country under its control, serving its British economic and military interests. Despite the dubious intentions behind the construction of the network, the Indian people quickly took to the railways, as the trains allowed them to travel easily for the first time. The Indian Railways network remains one of the largest in the world, serving over 25 million passengers each day. In this expertly told history, Christian Wolmar reveals the full story of India's railways, from its very beginnings to the present day, and examines the chequered role they have played in Indian history and the creation of today's modern state.

Explore India

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Indian Railways at Crossroads

Author : Smita Rawat
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Report on Indian Railways

Author : India. Railway Board
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Report for 1879/1880 includes information on state railways from their beginning.

Indian Railway Acts And Rules 1849 1895

Author : Amiya Kumar Bagchi
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Railways in Modern India

Author : Ian J. Kerr
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Contributed articles on Indian railways in colonial times.

Railway Construction in India 1832 1852

Author : S. Settar
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The history of Indian railway construction of the 19th century could be divided into the following three broad phases: 1. under old terms of `guarantee system' (1844-1869); 2. under State supervision and management (1869-1879); and 3. under the terms of new `guarantee system' (1879-1900). The present study aims at presenting the documents of vital importance for writing such a history. The principle followed in listing the documents is chronological, and the following three volumes comprise a total number of three hundred and sixty documents, selected out of a total of 10,000 pages of material collected during 1922-1997. These documents cover the protracted controversy between individuals and groups interested in laying railway in India, despatches of the Court of Directors of the East India Company and the Board of control headed by a British cabinet minister, and the Government of India in the early phase of its construction (1832-1853) etc. These documents highlight the nature of ownership, role of the British private enterprises backed by a system of guaranteed interest, approval of capital by the British Government and contribution of joint venture by private and State sectors, etc. Each of the documents presented here is provided with a title, a gist of contents, and the source reference; these are succeeded by the original document. The end notes comprise editiorial comments and, wherever necessary, cross-references.

Railway Construction in India 1873 1900

Author : S. Settar
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Railway Construction in India 1853 1873

Author : S. Settar
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The history of Indian railway construction of the 19th century could be divided into the following three broad phases: 1. under old terms of ‘guarantee system’ (1844–1869); 2. under State supervision and management (1869–1879); and 3. under the terms of new ‘guarantee system’ (1879–1900). The present study aims at presenting the documents of vital importance for writing such a history. The principle followed in listing the documents is chronological, and the following three volumes comprise a total number of three hundred and sixty documents, selected out of a total of 10,000 pages of material collected during 1922–1997. These documents cover the protracted controversy between individuals and groups interested in laying railway in India, despatches of the Court of Directors of the East India Company and the Board of control headed by a British cabinet minister, and the Government of India in the early phase of its construction (1832–1853) etc. These documents highlight the nature of ownership, role of the British private enterprises backed by a system of guaranteed interest, approval of capital by the British Government and contribution of joint venture by private and State sectors, etc. Each of the documents presented here is provided with a title, a gist of contents, and the source reference; these are succeeded by the original document. The end notes comprise editiorial comments and, wherever necessary, cross-references.

Bridges Buildings Black Beauties of Northern Railway

Author : Vinoo N. Mathur
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Indian Railways

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Illustrated Guide to the South Indian Railway

Author : South Indian Railway Co., Ltd
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Indian Books in Print

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The journal of Asian studies

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Author : Ian J. Kerr
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Contributed articles on railroads in India.

The Economist

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