Economic Change and the Railways in North India, 1860–1914

  title={Economic Change and the Railways in North India, 1860–1914},
  author={I. D. Derbyshire},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  pages={521 - 545}
  • I. Derbyshire
  • Published 1 July 1987
  • Economics, History
  • Modern Asian Studies
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