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By Ian J. Kerr

Hitherto, the research of India’s railways has run alongside a number of, more and more well-travelled tracks. The primary objective of 27 Down with its 9, new, railway-related studies—and a lot else—is to discover the various missed dimensions of India’s colonial and postcolonial railways. The individuals, a stimulating mixture of more youthful and older students, discover tremendously various facets of India’s railways, prior and current. Railways and the 19th century capitalist improvement of South Asia, porters at a twenty-first-century Mumbai station, overdue nineteenth-century Hindi bills of educate shuttle, post-1947 movies and writings that characterize railways throughout the Partition of India, railway artwork on Bangladeshi rikshas, railway workshop labour, financing and handling the railways of North India, an exploration of why India’s railways didn't give a contribution extra definitely to colonial India’s financial improvement, plus even more are present in the textual content. hence, social, political, cultural and monetary dimensions of India’s railways are one of the new departures in Indian railway stories came upon inside this quantity. 27 Down is a educate with a number of locations. every one exploratory journey is various however the individuals percentage an curiosity within the approach to trip, India’s interesting railways.

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