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Tracking ModernityIndia's Railway and the Culture of Mobility$
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Marian Aguiar

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816665600

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816665600.001.0001

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New Destinations: The Image of the Postcolonial Railway

New Destinations: The Image of the Postcolonial Railway

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(p.100) Chapter 4 New Destinations: The Image of the Postcolonial Railway
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Tracking Modernity
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Marian Aguiar

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816665600.003.0005

This chapter describes the Indian railway during the postcolonial period, focusing on the implications of the colonial rhetoric of mobility and how the railway mapped the new colony. It examines the contradictions that emerge in the account of the railway as the “life-line” of India, and describes the relationship between the rural and urban that played an important political and cultural role in India’s early postcolonial period. The chapter concludes with an analysis of the ways Anita Nair and Shuma Futehally used the setting of the train as a microcosm of Indian society and a way to negotiate different faiths, genders, and castes, and classes inside India.

Keywords:   Indian railway, postcolonial period, life-line, India, Anita Nair, Shuma Futehally, rural, urban

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