India s Railway History

India s Railway History

1881 [C.2999] Report to the Secretary of State for India in council on railways in India, for the year 1880–81; together with a statement relating to canals. By Juland Danvers, Esq., government director of Indian railway companies, ...

Author: John Hurd II

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004231153

Category: History

Page: 360

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This handbook provides an indispensable reference guide to most aspects of the history of India’s railways. The secondary literature is surveyed, primary sources identified, statistical and cartographic data discussed, and a massive bibliography made available.
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The Railways of India

The Railways of India

Author: Edward Davidson

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:N13162389

Category: Electronic book

Page: 384

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The Railways in Colonial South Asia

The Railways in Colonial South Asia

The history of railways, has been one of the important strands of modern Indian history. Undoubtedly, railways in India generated far-reaching impact on various domains of India. This article looks at ecological dimension of the Indian ...

Author: Ganeswar Nayak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000427486

Category: History

Page: 470

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This book is an interesting collection of essays on the Railways in Colonial South Asia. The book introduces the key concepts which have now entered the study of railway history, e.g. economy, ecology, culture, health and crime through the various essays. The well researched essays include those on the Imperial Railways in nineteenth century South Asia, Pakistan Railway, Impact of railway expansion on the Himalayan forests, development of the Sri Lankan Railways, a study of the European employees of the BB & CI Railways, problems of Indian Railway up to c. ad 1900, railways in Gujarati literature and tradition, mapping the Gaikwad Baroda State Railway on the colonial rail network, coming of railways in Bihar, expansion of railway to colonial Orissa, etc. This book will be of immense value to those researching on various dimensions of railway transport in colonial South Asia. It can also be read by the more perceptive general reader exploring books on railways. Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Categories: History

Our Indian Railway

Our Indian Railway

This book commemorates 150 years of railways in India.

Author: Roopa Srinivasan

Publisher: Foundation Books

ISBN: 8175963301

Category: History

Page: 253

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This book commemorates 150 years of railways in India. Introduced under colonial rule in the second half of the nineteenth century, the railways soon embraced the length and breadth of India bringing with it rapid political, economic, ecological and cultural changes. The articles in this book explore the impact of this technological phenomenon from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives. From early railway thinking in renaissance Bengal, to railway policing in Uttar Pradesh and issues of management to railway themes in literature, the writers in this volume reveal the world of the railways in all its exciting facets. The photo essay invokes the nostalgic world of steam with a series of evocative images. In the twenty-first century, the ever expanding horizon of the railways continues to draw in people and goods in the third largest railway network in the world.
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Railways and The Raj

Railways and The Raj

The Indian Railways network remains one of the largest in the world, serving over 25 million passengers each day.In this expertly told history, Christian Wolmar reveals the full story of India's railways, from its very beginnings to the ...

Author: Christian Wolmar

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782397663

Category: Transportation

Page: 384

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India was the jewel in the crown of the British Empire. There were vast riches to be exploited and vast numbers of people to be subjugated. How better to achieve these aims than by building a rail network that facilitated the export of raw material and made it easier for troops to travel around the country to tackle uprisings?India joined the railway age late: the first line was not completed until 1853 but, by 1929, 41,000 miles of track served the country. However, the creation of this vast network was not intended to modernize India for the sake of its people but rather was a means for the colonial power to govern the huge country under its control, serving its British economic and military interests. By building India's railways, Britain radically changed the nation but also unwittingly created the preconditions of independence. While the railways benefitted India and were its first modern development, their construction ultimately contributed to a stirring of nationalist opinion, as resentment grew among the Indian population over the conditions they endured when travelling by train and the barring of Indians from the better paid railway jobs.Despite the dubious intentions behind the construction of the network, the Indian people quickly took to the railways, as the trains allowed them to travel easily for the first time. The Indian Railways network remains one of the largest in the world, serving over 25 million passengers each day.In this expertly told history, Christian Wolmar reveals the full story of India's railways, from its very beginnings to the present day, and examines the chequered role they have played in Indian history and the creation of today's modern state.
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Financing India s Imperial Railways 1875 1914

Financing India s Imperial Railways  1875   1914

However, the commission did highlight the tendency of railways to widen India's trade deficit with Britain by opening the country up to British manufactures, so pushing silver prices lower. This, coupled with the removal of import ...

Author: Stuart Sweeney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317323778

Category: History

Page: 272

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The Indian railway network began as a liberal experiment to promote trade and commerce, the distribution of food and military mobility. Sweeney's study focuses on Britain's largest overseas investment project during the nineteenth century, offering a new perspective on the Anglo-Indian experience.
Categories: History

The Great Indian Railways

The Great Indian Railways

We cannot all travel by rail to know India, as Gandhiji did, but we can and should read this book!' – Tabish Khair, Author, Professor

Author: Arup K. Chatterjee

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9789388414234

Category: Transportation

Page: 376

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Following an experimental railway track at Chintadripet, in 1835, the battle for India's first railroad was fought bitterly between John Chapman's Great Indian Peninsular Railway and Rowland MacDonald Stephenson's East India Railway Company, which was merged with Dwarkanauth Tagore's Great Western of Bengal Railway. Even at the height of the Mutiny of 1857, Bahadur Shah Zafar promised Indian owned railway tracks for native merchants if Badshahi rule was restored in Delhi. From Jules Verne to Rudyard Kipling to Mark Twain to Rabindranath Tagore to Nirad C. Chaudhuri to R.K. Narayan and Ruskin Bond-the aura of Indian trains and railway stations have enchanted many writers and poets. With iconic cinematography from The Apu Trilogy, Aradhana, Sonar Kella, Sholay, Gandhi, Dil Se, Parineeta, Barfi, Gangs of Wasseypur, and numerous others, Indian cinema has paved the way for mythical railroads in the national psyche. The Great Indian Railways takes us on a historic adventure through many junctions of India's hidden railway legends, for the first time in a book replete with anecdotes from imperial politics, European and Indian accounts, the battlefronts of the Indian nationalist movement, Indian cinema, songs, advertisements, and much more, in an ever-expanding cultural biography of the Great Indian Railways. Dubbed as 'one of a kind' this awe-inspiring saga is 'compulsive reading.' 'In this fascinating cultural history, Arup K Chatterjee charts the extraordinary journey of the Indian Railways, from the laying of the very first sleeper to the first post-Independence bogey. It evokes our collective accumulation of those innumerable memories of platform chai and rail-gaadi stories, bringing alive through myriad voices and tales the biography of one of India's defining public institutions.' – Shashi Tharoor, Author, M.P., Lok Sabha 'The Great Indian Railways is a fascinating and well-researched cultural biography of the Indian Railways-those intricate arteries of the soul of India, as have been experienced, written, filmed, and dreamed. We cannot all travel by rail to know India, as Gandhiji did, but we can and should read this book!' – Tabish Khair, Author, Professor
Categories: Transportation

Readings In Indian Railway Finance

Readings In Indian Railway Finance

Behaviour and Discipline Since the existence of the Railways in India , it has been part and parcel of the Central Government and it has had independent authority to make its rules and regulations to deal with its employees .

Author: K.B. Verma

Publisher: Mittal Publications

ISBN: 8170991838

Category:

Page: 172

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There Are Many Books On Indian Railways And Practically None On Its Financial Management. In This Respect This Is Perhaps The First Book Of Its Kind. It Is A Compilation Of Papers By Some Eminent Transport Economists And Railwaymen Who Have Either Been At The Helm Of Affairs Or Been Intimately Involved In Its Running. The Book Thus Has An Effective Blend Of Theory As Well As Fruits Of Long Years Of Experience.
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Railways India

Railways  India

1,026 , on the subject of railways in India . torate , referred to in para . 30 . 2. His Lordship in Council considers that it is clearly and forcibly shown by Captain Crawford that the scheme which Major Kennedy proposes for adoption ...

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ISBN: BSB:BSB10213365

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Indian Railways

Indian Railways

Most of all, it tells the story of the people who built and planned the railways and the locomotives that ran on them - their vision, their triumphs and tragedies, and their legacy.

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241478370

Category: Transportation

Page: 904

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The railways did more than link India - they brought its people together, changing histories, forging destinies, and leaving a lasting legacy. This sumptuously illustrated ebook traces that history from the early plans of the 1830s - from the laying of the first line, and the expansion of the train network into the heart of the country, to the role of the railways in India's momentous freedom movement and the high-speed Diamond Quadrilateral project. Indian Railways does more than celebrate the awe-inspiring bridges, stations, tunnels, and locomotives of the railway system. It traces the development of technology, explores the operational and commercial aspects of train travel, and documents the railways' transition from a colonial tool of expansion and trade to an intricate system with a distinct national identity. Most of all, it tells the story of the people who built and planned the railways and the locomotives that ran on them - their vision, their triumphs and tragedies, and their legacy.
Categories: Transportation