India's Railway History: A Research Handbook

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BRILL, Aug 3, 2012 - Transportation - 336 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

A Brief Survey of Indias Railway History circa 1830circa 2010
1
Writing the Railways of India circa 1830circa 2012
29
Varieties Descriptions and Locations
61
Representation Representations and Sources
97
Two Types of Sources Described in Greater Detail
137
Further Treasures Applications and Opportunities
161
Appendix
203
Bibliography
253
Index
327
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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).