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by Ian J. Kerr

  • Author: Ian J. Kerr
  • ISBN: 0275985644
  • ISBN13: 978-0275985646
  • ePub: 1658 kb | FB2: 1378 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Transportation
  • Publisher: Praeger; 1St Edition edition (December 30, 2006)
  • Pages: 224
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Engines of Change: The Railroads That Made India (Moving through History: Transportation and Society).

Engines of Change: The Railroads That Made India (Moving through History: Transportation and Society). Engines of Change: The Railroads That Made India (Moving through History: Transportation and Society).

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. Without her extensive railway network-completed against all odds by her British colonial masters-it is impossible to imagine what might have become of the diverse lands and peoples of the subcontinent. These railway networks brought them together as a colony; these networks fostered the nationalism that would be Britain's downfall. This rail network both remade the physical landscape and brought social-cultural cohesion to a diverse and.

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India's railroad history serves as a unique lens to her larger story of triumph over adversity. By 1905, India had the world's fourth largest railway network-a position it retains in the early 21st century

India's railroad history serves as a unique lens to her larger story of triumph over adversity. By 1905, India had the world's fourth largest railway network-a position it retains in the early 21st century. The railroads were at the organizational and technological center of many of the inter-related economic, political, social, cultural, and ecological transformations that produced modern India through, and out of, its colonial past.

Engines of Change book. This book provides the non-specialist with an introduction to the history of I The railway, handmaiden of British colonial rule in India and midwife of South Asian nationalisms, was at the infrastructural core of the making of modern India.

Kerr, Ian J. Engines of change : the railroads that made India, Ian J. Kerr. p. c. Moving through history: Transportation and society, ISSN 19324766) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0275985644 (alk. paper) 1. y. No portion of this book may be reproduced, by any process or technique, without the express written consent of the publisher.

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India's first railway proposals were made in Madras in 1832 Kerr, Ian J. (2007). Engines of Change: the railroads that made India. Engines of Change series

India's first railway proposals were made in Madras in 1832. The Red Hill Railway, the country's first train, ran from Red Hills to Chintadripet bridge in Madras in 1837. It was hauled by a rotary steam-engine locomotive manufactured by William Avery. The Frontier Mail made its inaugural run between Bombay VT and Peshawar in 1928. The country's first automatic color-light signals became operational, on GIPR's lines between Bombay VT and Byculla. In 1928, the Kanpur Central and Lucknow stations opened. Engines of Change series. Westport, Conn, USA: Praeger.

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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. Without her extensive railway network―completed against all odds by her British colonial masters―it is impossible to imagine what might have become of the diverse lands and peoples of the subcontinent. These railway networks brought them together as a colony; these networks fostered the nationalism that would be Britain's downfall. This rail network both remade the physical landscape and brought social-cultural cohesion to a diverse and wide-ranging populace. It would be common rail travel that Gandhi would employ to reach the masses. From its romantic mystique to its dangerous reality, it is rail travel today that keeps vital social, cultural, economic and political forces moving.

India's railroad history serves as a unique lens to her larger story of triumph over adversity. By 1905, India had the world's fourth largest railway network―a position it retains in the early 21st century. The railroads were at the organizational and technological center of many of the inter-related economic, political, social, cultural, and ecological transformations that produced modern India through, and out of, its colonial past. In addition to this vast technical achievement, and (in keeping with the series focus), there is an equally important and wide-sweeping human-interest tale to be told with evocative vignettes of the triumph of the human spirit (one billion strong!) in the face of great adversity.

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