India's Railway History

India's Railway History

A Research Handbook

eBook - 2012
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This is a research handbook addressing the past, present, and future of the railways of India. The goal of authors Hurd (emeritus, economics, Norwich U., US) and Kerr (history, U. of Manitoba, Canada), was not to achieve any illusory attempt at completeness but instead to provide illustrative entry points into the sizeable body of primary and secondary sources as well as illustrative examples based on original research of the ways in which sources can be utilized to study India's railways. The offer a brief survey of India's railway history from 1830 to 2010, review secondary and primary sources available for research, demonstrate the use of sources in a discussion of cultural dimensions of the railways, and offer guidance on the use of statistics and maps. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Brill USA
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.

Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012
ISBN: 9789004231153
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxii, 336 pages) : illustrations, maps
Additional Contributors: Kerr, Ian J.


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