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Lines of the Nation

Indian Railway Workers, Bureaucracy, and the Intimate Historical Self
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ISBN-13:
9780231511513
Einband:
EPUB
Seiten:
0
Autor:
Laura Bear
Serie:
Columbia University Press
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
2 - DRM Adobe
Sprache:
Englisch
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AcknowledgmentsIntroduction
Part 1
1. The Indian Railways and the Management of the Material and Moral Progress of Nations, 1849-1860
2. An Indian Traveling Public, 1850-1900
3. Governing the Railway Family, 1860-1900
4. Industrial Unrest and the Cultivation of Railway Communities, 1897-1931
5. An Economy of Suffering: The Ethics of Popular Nationalism in Petitions from Railway Workers, 1930-1947
6. Public Genealogies: Anglo-Indian Family Histories and the Railway Archive, 1927-1950
Part 2
7. Uncertain Origins and the Strategies of Love: Portraits of Anglo-Indian Railway Families
8. Traces of the Archive: Documents, Bodies, and Nations in Anglo-Indian Family Histories
9. Railway Morality: Status and Authority in the Postcolonial Railway Bureaucracy
10. Ruins and Ghosts: The Uncanny and the Topography of the Colonial Past in the Railway Colony
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Lines of the Nation radically recasts the history of the Indian railways, which have long been regarded as vectors of modernity and economic prosperity. From the design of carriages to the architecture of stations, employment hierarchies, and the construction of employee housing, Laura Bear explores the new public spaces and social relationships created by the railway bureaucracy. She then traces their influence on the formation of contemporary Indian nationalism, personal sentiments, and popular memory. Her probing study challenges entrenched beliefs concerning the institutions of modernity and capitalism by showing that these rework older idioms of social distinction and are legitimized by forms of intimate, affective politics.

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