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The Penguin Book of Indian Railway Stories
The Penguin Book of Indian Railway Stories

The Penguin Book of Indian Railway Stories

by Ruskin Bond

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Language

English

Publisher

Penguin

ISBN

9780140240665 - Year: 2012 - Pages: 184

Binding

Paperback

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Author: Ruskin Bond
Khushwant Singh/Eminent Contributors
Editor(s): Ruskin Bond
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2012
Language: English
Pages: 184
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780140240665

Description

The stories in this collection capture the essence of the Indian Railway - from the small-town station, at the time of the Raj, to the present day big-city station bursting at the seams.

The teeming and varied life of the Indian railway station and its environs have fascinated writers from Jules Verne in the 1870s to more recently Satyajit Ray, R K Laxman, and more modern writers. In this anthology, one of India's best-known writers makes a selection of the greatest railway stories he subcontinent has produced.

Contents

INTRODUCTION
Soot Gets in Your Eyes by Ruskin Bond

STORIES BEFORE INDEPENDENCE:

Around the World in Eighty Days
The Man Who would be King
By Cow-Catcher and Trolley
The Bold Prentice
Snow-Leopard
The By-Gone Days
The Coolie
The Luck of John Fernandez

STORIES AFTER INDEPENDENCE:

Loyalty
Mano Majra Station
The Woman on Platform 8
The Intimate Demon
A Stranded Railroad Car
Barin Bhowmik's Ailment
Balbir Arora Goes Metric
Railway Reverie
The Cherry Choo-Choo
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