An event with

Christian Wolmar

Railways & the Raj


Wednesday 29th November 2017 at 6:30pm  |  Owl Bookshop


India joined the railway age late: the first line was not completed until 1853 but, by 1929, 41,000 miles of track served the country. However, the creation of this vast network was not intended to modernise India for the sake of its people but rather was a means for the colonial power to govern the huge country under its control, serving its British economic and military interests.

By building India’s railways, Britain radically changed the nation but also unwittingly created the preconditions of independence.

Christian Wolmar is an award winning writer and broadcaster specialising in transport and is the author of a series of books on railway history.

Event Details

Wednesday 29th November at 6:30pm
Event takes place at the Owl Bookshop.
Please collect your tickets at the venue.