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Title Tracking modernity : India's railway and the culture of mobility / Marian Aguiar.
Imprint Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2011.

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Description 1 online resource (226 pages)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-215) and index.
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Subject Indic literature (English) -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Railroads -- India.
Modernism (Aesthetics) -- India.
Railroads in literature.
Postcolonialism -- India.
Popular culture -- Social aspects -- India.
Mass media -- Social aspects -- India.
Partition, Territorial, in literature.
India.
1900-1999
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Contents 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 -- Terrorism and the railway.
Summary From Mohandas Gandhi's nineteenth-century tour in a third-class compartment to the recent cinematic shenanigans of Wes Anderson's The Darjeeling Limited, 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. Since the colonial period in India, the railway has been idealized as a rational utopiaùa moving box in which racial and class differences might be amalgamated under a civic, secular, and public order. Aguiar char.
Other Title Print version: Aguiar, Marian. Tracking modernity. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2010 9780816665600