Some 25,000 miles of railways were constructed in India from 1850 to 1900, involving a considerable investment of British capital, their railway technology, the presence of a small number of their engineers, skilled workmen, and the mobilization of millions of Indian workers. This book represents the first, wide-scale examination of this subject in modern times.
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Ian J. Kerr is Lecturer in History at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.Review:
"What Kerr conveys very much enriches understanding of the colonial relationship in India."--American Historical Review
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. No signatures. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; xix, , 254 pages + 10 illustrations on 4 plate leaves. Blue boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 214 x 138mm. 3 small in-text maps. Tables and graphs. "The major goal of this book is to explain how the British got the Indian railways built. Some 25,000 miles of railways were constructed in India from 1850 to 1900. This involved a substantial investment of British capital, the transplantation of Vicotiran railway technology to the British Indian empire, the presence of a supervisory cadre of British engineers, skilled workmen and overseers, and the mobilization of millions of Indian workers. Indian labour built the railways and construction-related deaths numbered in the tens of thousands. Great physical obstacles such as massive rivers, epidemics among the workforce, and the problems of co-ordinating large labour gangs, tested alike the skill and fortitude of British supervisors and Indian workers." - from dust-jacket blurb. Codice libro della libreria 18876
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, Delhi. [0-19-563444-6] 1995. (Hardcover) Near fine in near fine dust jacket. 254pp. Maps, photographs, appendices, bibliography, index. There are a previous owner's name and stamps on the endpapers. Locale: India. (Transportation, History--India, Railways--India, Raj, Transportation). Codice libro della libreria 144489
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0195634446