Indian Railways releases: ‘India Junction – A Window to The Nation’

Indian Railway released a book, titled ‘India Junction – A Window to the Nation’. The book has been brought out by Public Relations Directorate, Railway Board. The book has been edited by Ms Seema Sharma.

About the Book:

Screenshot_1‘India Junction – A Window to the Nation’ is a book which tells the story of the long an eventful journey of Indian Railways starting from 1853 to the present day through in-depth, analytical essays that are rich in history; scrumptious travel pieces; and some truly amazing and rare photo features—celebrates the changes the Railways has brought about in our lives; and examines how the Railways itself has transformed over time.

The Indian Railways provides us with a practical, convenient mode of transport, but its contribution to Indian life goes much beyond that. The Railways is the lifeline of the nation and, in many ways, its development has been deeply intertwined with the destiny of India. India Junction—featuring in-depth, analytical essays that are rich in history; delectable travel pieces; and some truly amazing and rare photo features—celebrates the changes the Railways has brought about in our lives; and examines how the Railways itself has transformed over time.

Some quotes in INDIA JUNCTION:

  • Without the railways, the three great cities of Calcutta, Bombay and Madras would have remained small colonial trading ports. —Sir Mark Tully
  • ‘Railways was the greatest force of modernization and unity that India had ever seen.’ —Sandipan Deb
  • ‘The development of the railways has been deeply intertwined with the destiny of the Indian subcontinent.’ —Sharmila Kantha
  • ‘In Mumbai locals, there is even a new subgroup of intimacy: the train friend.’ —Jerry Pinto
  • ‘No Railways, no India.’—Ian J. Kerr

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