By Ian J. Kerr

Hitherto, the examine of India’s railways has run alongside a couple of, more and more well-travelled tracks. The principal target 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 participants, a stimulating mixture of more youthful and older students, discover enormously varied elements of India’s railways, previous and current. Railways and the 19th century capitalist improvement of South Asia, porters at a twenty-first-century Mumbai station, past due nineteenth-century Hindi money owed of educate commute, post-1947 motion pictures and writings that symbolize railways through the Partition of India, railway paintings on Bangladeshi rikshas, railway workshop labour, financing and coping with the railways of North India, an exploration of why India’s railways didn't give a contribution extra certainly to colonial India’s financial improvement, plus even more are present in the textual content. therefore, social, political, cultural and fiscal dimensions of India’s railways are one of the new departures in Indian railway stories came across inside of this quantity. 27 Down is a educate with a number of locations. each one exploratory journey is diversified however the participants proportion an curiosity within the approach to shuttle, India’s interesting railways.

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