May 12, 2016 · Tracks of Change explores how railway technology, travel, and infrastructure became increasingly woven into everyday life in colonial India, how people negotiated with the growing presence of railways, and how this process has shaped India's history. Even without boarding a train, one could see railway tracks and embankments reshaping familiar landscapes, realise that train schedules represented new temporal structures, fear that spreading. Tracks of change: railways and everyday life in colonial India / Ritika Prasad. pages cm Summary: “Discusses how railway technology, travel, and infrastructure became. Ritika Prasad’s volume Tracks of Change: Railways and Everyday Life in Colonial India is a refreshingly. new addition to the historiography of colonial Indian railways. It is indeed, as the author claims in the. introduction, a story of ‘how railway travel, technology and. Tracks of Change explores how railway technology, travel, and infrastructure became increasingly woven into everyday life in colonial India, how people negotiated with the growing presence of railways, and how this process has shaped India's history.
Tracks of Change explores how railway technology, travel, and infrastructure became increasingly woven into everyday life in colonial India, how people negotiated with the growing presence of railways, and how this process has shaped India's history. Read more Read less click to open popover No Kindle device required. Prasad, Ritika. Tracks of Change: Railways and Everyday Life in Colonial India Cambridge University Press, 2015 Articles/chapters. Prasad, R. “Press freedom and colonial governance in India, 1780-1823,” Modern Asian Studies forthcoming, 2020 Prasad, R. “National Necessity’ and ‘Patriotic Duty’: Railway Publicity in World War II India.”. Ritika Prasad Average rating: 4.0 · 2 ratings · 1 review · 4 distinct works Tracks of Change: Railways and Everyday Life in Colonial India. Research and Publications Monograph Prasad, Ritika. Tracks of Change: Railways and Everyday Life in Colonial India Cambridge University Press, 2015 Articles/chapters Prasad, R. “Press freed.
Aparajita Mukhopadhyay and Ritika Prasad show that the railways were technologies that people consumed, negotiated and contested in their everyday lives. This work, we suggest, opens new avenues for scholars to explore the worlds of work, labour and social difference that.
Biography. Ritika Prasad is Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and the author of Tracks of change: railways and everyday life in colonial India Delhi: Cambridge University Press, 2015.Her research and teaching focus on colonial South Asia and she has also published in Modern Asian Studies and South Asian History and Culture.Jan 19, 2017 · Then we turn to Tracks of Change: Railways and Everyday Life in Colonial India by Ritika Prasad, and Aparajita Mukhopadhyay praises a book which deserves a wide audience and is a valuable addition to social historiography of Indian railways. Colonial India∗ RITIKA PRASAD University of North Carolina at Charlotte Email: rprasad2@ Abstract This paper traces the establishment of standardized railway time in colonial India between 1854 and 1905, and explores how the colonized—as passengers. affected everyday life in colonial India. The imperative of adapting.
Tracks of Change: Railways and Everyday Life in Colonial India by Ritika Prasad; New Delhi: Cambridge University Press, 2015; pp ix315, Rs 795, hardback. It argues that the ways in which the population of colonial India accepted, contested, and appropriated the temporal standardization instituted through railways and railway time challenged imperial policies determined by reified presumptions of metropolitan versus colonial ‘time-sense’. Ritika Prasad Tracing the history of accommodation for female passengers on Indian railways, this article explores the anxieties and imperatives that regulated the presence of women in railway. Ritika Prasad’s volume Tracks of Change: Railways and Everyday Life in Colonial India is a refreshingly new addition to the historiography of colonial Indian railways. Using new archival evidence as well as travelogues written by Indian railway travellers in Bengali and Hindi, this book suggests that the impact of railways on colonial Indian society were more heterogeneous and complex than anticipated either by India’s colonial railway builders or currently assumed by post-colonial scholars.
Prasad Ritika,2016: Tracks of Change-Railways and Everyday Life in Colonial India. Cambridge University Press, New Delhi. Late Victorian Holocausts: El Nino Famines and the Making of the Third. See for example Ritika Prasad, Tracks of Change. Railways and Everyday Life in Colonial India, New Delhi 2015, for a discussion of temporality and railway spaces. Open access: https:/ / /books /9781315397108. The publication of Ritika Prasad’s 2015b Tracks of Change: Railways and Everyday Life in Colonial India marks the maturation of a trend present in the historiography of South Asian railways since the turn of the current millennium. This trend has seen some historians give much more attention to the multidimensional ways in which the.
Mar 22, 2019 · Ritika Prasad’s Tracks of Change demonstrates how refreshments and eating spaces were saturated with questions of religion and caste. Until the country awoke to freedom, railway. Financing India's imperial railways, 1875-1914 by: Sweeney, Stuart, 1963- Published: 2011 Tracks of change: railways and everyday life in colonial India by: Prasad, Ritika, 1975- Published: 2015.
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