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Indian Railways

The Weaving of a National Tapestry

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"The fascinating story of the network that made modern India The railways brought modernity to India. Its vast network connected the far corners of the subcontinent, making travel, communication and commerce simpler than ever before. Even more importantly, the railways played a large part in the making of the nation: by connecting historically and geographically disparate regions and people, it forever changed the way Indians lived and thought, and eventually made a national identity possible. This engagingly written, anecdotally told history captures the immense power of a business behemoth as well as the romance of train travel; tracing the growth of the railways from the 1830s (when the first plans were made) to Independence, Bibek Debroy and his co-authors recount how the railway network was built in India and how it grew to become a lifeline that still weaves the nation together. This latest volume in The Story of Indian Business series will delight anyone interested in finding out more about the Indian Railways. "

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264 Pages | ISBN13 9780143426752
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Bibek Debroy
Bibek Debroy
Bibek Debroy is an economist and is Research Professor (Centre for Policy Research) and a columnist with Economic Times. He has worked in universities, research institutes, industry and for the government. He has published books, papers and popular articles in economics. But he has also published in Indology and translated (into English) the Vedas, the Puranas, the Upanishads and the Gita (Penguin India, 2005). His book Sarama and Her Children: The Dog in Indian Myth (Penguin India, 2008) splices his interest in Hinduism with his love for dogs.
Vidya Krishnamurthi
Vidya Krishnamurthi
Vidya Krishnamurthi is a researcher with Indicus Foundation, New Delhi, with interest and experience in ancient Indian history and cultural history of pre-modern period.
Sanjay Chadha
Sanjay Chadha
Presently working as joint secretary in the department of commerce, Sanjay Chadha handles international trade with Northeast Asia including China, Japan, S.Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
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