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Tracking modernity : India's railway and the culture of mobility

Author: Marian Aguiar
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The ubiquitous railway as a symbol of the tensions of Indian modernity. For centuries the railway has been one of India's most potent emblems of modern life. In the first in-depth analysis of representations of the Indian railway, Marian Aguiar interprets modernity through the legacy of this transformative technology. Revealing railways as a microcosm of tensions within Indian culture, Aguiar demonstrates how their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marian Aguiar
ISBN: 9780816665600 0816665605 9780816665617 0816665613
OCLC Number: 651153747
Description: xxiv, 226 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Tracking modernity --
The permanent way: colonial discourse of the railway --
The machine of empire: technology and decolonization --
Partition and the death train --
New destinations: the image of the postcolonial railway --
Bollywood on the train --
Conclusion: Terrorism and the railway.
Responsibility: Marian Aguiar.
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