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Financing India's Imperial Railways, 1875-1914.

Author: Stuart Sweeney
Publisher: London : Pickering & Chatto Publishers, 2011.
Series: Perspectives in economic and social history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sitting at the heart of the Raj's project to 'improve' India, the construction of railways began as a 'liberal' experiment in 1853: to promote trade and commerce, to distribute food, and to facilitate the movement of troops. This study focuses in on what was the largest investment project of the British Empire and debunks prevailing ideas.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sweeney, Stuart.
Financing India's Imperial Railways, 1875-1914.
London : Pickering & Chatto Publishers, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Sweeney
ISBN: 9781848930483 1848930488 1283291940 9781283291941
OCLC Number: 756484844
Description: 1 online resource (273 pages).
Contents: Introduction; 1. 'Productive' Indian Railways, 1875-1914; 2. Indian Railways and Famines, 1875-1914; 3. Military Railways in India, 1875-1914; 4. Indian Railroading; 5. Northern Wars and Southern Diplomacy; 6. Eminent ICS Victorians; 7. Background, Proceedings and Legacy of the Mackay committe of 1908; Conclusion; Notes; Works Cited; Index.
Series Title: Perspectives in economic and social history.

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