Railways in Modern India
Ian J. Kerr
Oxford University Press, 2001 - History - 356 pages
Part of the Themes in Indian History series, this valuable book reprints important writings on India's railway history. A substantial introduction places the sections in their historical and historiographical contexts, while the body of the work identifies neglected topics and outlines a new approach to the study of Indian railways. It will greatly appeal to scholars and students as well as to the general reader of Indian history.
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