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Review essay: Histories of transport and communication in South Asia: A first review (June 2021)


History of transport and communication has surely entered an exciting phase of research in South Asia. The authors of the select titles as well as others working on related fields have been exploring different facets of, what could broadly be labelled as, “transport and communication” history of South Asia. This review article looks at some of the recent writings in the fields of technology, transport, and railways to map the newness in South Asia's transport history. While doing this, it also suggests some possible future areas of research, which will surely build upon these insightful works. In particular, this review essay covers the themes of technology and its scale, questions related to modernity, and imperialism. It makes a plea for going beyond “railway-centrism” towards exploring the intersectional fields of infrastructural histories.

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Authors & Contributors
Bradley, Ben
Adams-Hutcheson, Gail
Howard, Christopher
Karel Martens
Holdsworth, Deryck
David Bissell
The Journal of Transport History
Journal of European Public Policy
Technology and Culture
The Bridge: Journal of the National Academy of Engineering
University of Calgary Press
The MIT Press
Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group
Presses Universitaires de Rennes
Technology and society
Cities and towns
Heidegger, Martin
Time Periods
21st century
20th century
19th century
20th century, late
20th century, early
18th century
United States
Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Haiti (Caribbean)
South America

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