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Introduction
ByAparajita Mukhopadhyay
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The introduction offers a thematic overview of the book. It offers a basic outline of Indian railway history, situating this book in a wider historiographical context. The introduction also offers a literature review of the history of Indian railways and social history of technology in colonial India. Additionally, the introduction provides details of primary sources used and the theoretical/methodological index employed in this project. The introduction also includes a chapterisation with short summaries of chapters.