About the book
The fascinating story of thenetwork that made modern IndiaThe railways brought modernityto India. Its vast networkconnected the far corners of thesubcontinent, making travel,communication and commerce simpler than ever before. Evenmore importantly, the railwaysplayed a large part in the makingof the nation: by connectinghistorically and geographicallydisparate regions and people, itforever changed the way Indianslived and thought, and eventuallymade a national identity possible.This engagingly written,anecdotally told history capturesthe immense power of a businessbehemoth as well as the romanceof train travel; tracing the growthof the railways from the 1830s(when the first plans were made)to Independence, Bibek Debroyand his co-authors recount howthe railway network was built inIndia and how it grew to becomea lifeline that still weaves thenation together.This latest volume in The Story ofIndian Business series will delightanyone interested in finding outmore about the Indian Railways.
About the Author
Bibek Debroy is an economistand is currently a member of NitiAayog.Vidya Krishnamurthi is aresearcher with IndicusFoundation, New Delhi, withinterest and experience inancient Indian history andcultural history of pre-modernperiod.