This anthology brought out by the Ministry of Railways is an eclectic collection of articles by several authors—Sir Mark Tully, Ruskin Bond and Sandipan Deb and experts on the Indian Railways such as Ian Kerr. The result is a series of articles of varying quality. It is true that any detailed description of the history of the railways or its impact on India would be a massive work. Where this anthology succeeds is giving the reader a quick introduction of the various themes revolving round the railways which may inspire him to delve further.
February 2015, volume 39, No 2