Christian Wolmar – The British Library


June 9, 2018


The creation of the Indian Railways was a means for the colonial power to govern the vast subcontinent and to serve British economic and military interests. However, the transformative role of the Indian Railways network, one of the largest in the world, remains a fascinating one. Monisha Rajesh, the author of Around India in 80 Trains, Britain’s best-selling transport historian, Christian Wolmar, and Indian politician and writer Shashi Tharoor discuss railways in the Raj with Pragya Tiwari

More information


The British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB