27 Down

27 Down

Kobo ebook | December 15, 2009

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Hitherto, the study of Indias railways has run along a few, increasingly well-travelled tracks. The central goal of 27 Down with its nine, new, railway-related studies—and much else—is to explore some of the neglected dimensions of Indias colonial and postcolonial railways. The contributors, a stimulating mix of younger and older scholars, explore vastly different aspects of Indias railways, past and present. Railways and the nineteenth century capitalist development of South Asia, porters at a twenty-first-century Mumbai station, late nineteenth-century Hindi accounts of train travel, post-1947 films and writings that represent railways during the Partition of India, railway art on Bangladeshi rikshas, railway workshop labour, financing and managing the railways of North India, an exploration of why Indias railways did not contribute more positively to colonial Indias economic development, plus much more are found in the text. Thus, social, political, cultural and economic dimensions of Indias railways are among the new departures in Indian railway studies found within this volume. 27 Down is a train with multiple destinations. Each exploratory trip is different but the contributors share an interest in the method of travel, Indias fascinating railways.
Title:27 DownFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:Orient Blackswan Private LimitedLanguage:English

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