Night Train to Jamalpur

Night Train to Jamalpur

North East India, 1923.

Author: Andrew Martin

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571284115

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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North East India, 1923. On the broiling Night Mail from Calcutta to Jamalpur, a man is shot dead in a first class compartment. Detective Inspector Jim Stringer was sleeping in the next compartment along. Was he the intended target? Jim should have known that his secondment to the East Indian Railway, with a roving brief to inspect security arrangements, would not be the working holiday he had hoped for. The country seethes with political and racial tension. Aside from the Jamalpur shooting, someone is placing venomous snakes - including giant king cobras - in the first class compartments of the railway. Jim also has worries on the home front: his daughter has formed a connection with a Maharajah's son, who may in turn have a connection to Jim's incredibly rude colleague, the bristling Major Fisher. Jim must do everything he can to keep his family safe from harm, as he unravels the intrigues that surround him...
Categories: Fiction

Night Trains

Night Trains

The Rise and Fall of the Sleeper Andrew Martin ... on a Branch Line The Last
Train to Scarborough The Somme Stations The Baghdad Railway Club Night
Train to Jamalpur Bilton The Bobby Dazzlers The Yellow Diamond Soot (
forthcoming) ...

Author: Andrew Martin

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781782832126

Category: Travel

Page: 152

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Night trains have long fascinated us with the possibilities of their private sleeping compartments, gilded dining cars, champagne bars and wealthy travellers. Authors from Agatha Christie to Graham Greene have used night trains to tell tales of romance, intrigue and decadence against a rolling background of dramatic landscapes. The reality could often be as thrilling: early British travellers on the Orient Express were advised to carry a revolver (as well as a teapot). In Night Trains, Andrew Martin attempts to relive the golden age of the great European sleeper trains by using their modern-day equivalents. This is no simple matter. The night trains have fallen on hard times, and the services are disappearing one by one. But if the Orient Express experience can only be recreated by taking three separate sleepers, the intriguing characters and exotic atmospheres have survived. Whether the backdrop is 3am at a Turkish customs post, the sun rising over the Riviera, or the constant twilight of a Norwegian summer night, Martin rediscovers the pleasures of a continent connected by rail. By tracing the history of the sleeper trains, he reveals much of the recent history of Europe itself. The original sleepers helped break down national barriers and unify the continent. Martin uncovers modern instances of European unity - and otherwise - as he traverses the continent during 'interesting times', with Brexit looming. Against this tumultuous backdrop, he experiences his own smaller dramas, as he fails to find crucial connecting stations, ponders the mystery of the compartment dog, and becomes embroiled in his very own night train whodunit.
Categories: Travel

Historical Noir

Historical Noir

In his earlier novels, The Necropolis Railway and The Blackpool Highflyer, Martin
(who is as quiet and unassuming in ... A brutal murder takes place on the night
train from Calcutta to Jamalpur; the victim is a wealthy Anglo-Indian who is shot ...

Author: Barry Forshaw

Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780857301369

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 838

It's one of the most successful - and surprising - of phenomena in the entire crime fiction genre: detectives (and proto-detectives) solving crimes in earlier eras. There is now an army of historical sleuths operating from the mean streets of ancient Rome to the Cold War era of the 1950s. And this astonishingly varied offshoot of the crime genre, as well as keeping bookshop tills ringing, is winning a slew of awards, notably the prestigious CWA Historical Dagger. Barry Forshaw, one of the UK s leading experts on crime fiction, has written a lively, wide-ranging and immensely informed history of the genre, which might be said to have begun in earnest with Ellis Peters crime-solving monk Brother Cadfael in the 1970s and Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose in 1980 (with another monkish detective), but which has now taken readers to virtually every era and locale in the past. As in earlier entries in his Noir series, Forshaw has produced the perfect reader's guide to a fascinating field; every major writer is considered, often through a concentration on one or two key books, and exciting new talents are highlighted. 'Historical Noir covers crime novels (and their authors) set in ancient Greece and beyond to the 1950s ... what a splendid, varied bunch Forshaw provides' - Times 'A very worthy addition to this great series' - Crime Squad Look out for the other books in Barry Forshaw's Noir series, Euro Noir, Nordic Noir, Brit Noir and American Noir, and for his latest book, Crime Fiction: A Reader's Guide.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Trains

Trains

Death on a Branch Line, The Baghdad Railway Club and Night Train to Jamalpur
. Train poems Given that poetry and trains have rhythm in common, this was
another inevitable union. In fact, such was the allure of the steam age in Britain
that ...

Author: Ray Hamilton

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 9781783725489

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

View: 772

HOP ON BOARD, SIT BACK AND ENJOY THE RIDE! Whether you pine for the romantic age of the steam engine, thrill at the speeds of today’s superfast trains, dream of travelling on the world’s great long-distance rail journeys or yearn to take the ‘Toy Train’ to Darjeeling, this book offers a fantastic, whistle-stop tour of train travel.
Categories: Transportation

Engines of Change

Engines of Change

... to Jamalpur in the early 1980s—putting me on an overnight train from
Jamalpur to Calcutta via a less-traveled route. I was instructed to keep myself
locked in my compartment all night and to open the door to no one because
dacoits (armed ...

Author: Ian J. Kerr

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275985644

Category: History

Page: 210

View: 735

The former Jewel in the Crown of the British Empire, India remains by any measure a major economic and political actor on the world scene. Kerr recounts the importance of this extensive railway network--completed against all odds by her British colonial masters--to the diverse lands and peoples of the subcontinent. Railway networks brought them together as a colony and fostered the nationalism that would be Britain's downfall. Common rail travel enabled Gandhi to reach the masses. From its romantic mystique to its dangerous reality, it is India's rail travel that keeps vital social, cultural, economic and political forces moving today.
Categories: History

The City of Dreadful Night

The City of Dreadful Night

CHAPTER IX A RAILWAY SETTLEMENT JAMALPUR is the headquarters of the
E. I. Railway . This in itself is not a startling statement . The wonder begins with
the exploration of Jamalpur , which is a station entirely made by , and devoted to
 ...

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher:

ISBN: UCD:31175035175473

Category: Kolkata (India)

Page: 307

View: 591

Categories: Kolkata (India)

Wee Willie Winkie City of the Dreadful Night American Notes

Wee Willie Winkie   City of the Dreadful Night   American Notes

CHAPTER IX A RAILWAY SETTLEMENT JAMALPUR is the headquarters of the
E . I . Railway . This in itself is not a startling statement . The wonder begins with
the exploration of Jamalpur , which is a station entirely made by , and devoted to
 ...

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433082546817

Category:

Page: 463

View: 739

Categories:

From sea to sea American notes City of dreadful night

From sea to sea  American notes  City of dreadful night

JAMALPUR is the headquarters of the East India Railway . This in itself is not a
startling statement . The wonder begins with the exploration of Jamalpur , which
is a station entirely made by , and devoted to , the use of those untiring servants
of ...

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89081877524

Category:

Page:

View: 825

Categories:

Wee Willie Winkie City of dreadful night American notes

Wee Willie Winkie   City of dreadful night   American notes

CHAPTER IX A RAILWAY SETTLEMENT JAMALPUR is the headquarters of the
E. I. Railway . This in itself is not a startling statement . The wonder begins with
the exploration of Jamalpur , which is a station entirely made by , and devoted to
 ...

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112047669087

Category: English literature

Page:

View: 799

Categories: English literature

American notes City of dreadful night

American notes  City of dreadful night

AMONG THE RAILWAY FOLK CHAPTER I MAR . , 1888 A RAILWAY
SETTLEMENT . JAMALPUR is the headquarters of the East India Rail . way . This
in itself is not a startling statement . The wonder begins with the exploration of
Jamalpur ...

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000027580479

Category: United States

Page:

View: 346

Categories: United States

City of the dreadful night and other stories

City of the dreadful night  and other stories

CHAPTER IX A RAILWAY SETTLEMENT JAMALPUR is the headquarters of the
E. I. Railway . This in itself is not a startling statement . The wonder begins with
the exploration of Jamalpur , which is a station entirely made by , and devoted to
 ...

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5304495

Category:

Page:

View: 897

Categories:

Bye Bye Blackbird

Bye Bye Blackbird

We slept outdoors through desperately hot nights, on canvas cots under
mosquito nets. ... Asia's first and largest railway workshops were located at
Jamalpur, which owed its existence to the railways, as did virtually every one of
its inhabitants.

Author: Peter Moss

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595313730

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

View: 607

Eleven years old when his family joined the Anglo-Indian exodus, on the eve of India's independence, Peter Moss never felt at home in the postwar austerity of his "father's land", where he saw how far and how fast Britain was forsaking both her empire and her greatness. When he returned to his childhood haunts, more than thirty years later, he found his Anglo-India had disappeared, submerged beneath the waves of history.Bye-Bye Blackbird is more than a loving portrait of that lost world. It is also a wry but affectionate look at Britain, bracing herself for the implosion that would follow the "Big Bang" of her imperial expansion, when the fall-out would come hurtling back to the epicentre and change the very nature of what it meant to be British. His explorations brought him into contact with a vivid spectrum of characters as diverse as a First World War pilot who duelled with the Red Baron's successor above the trenches of the Western Front, a sadistic sergeant who loved to be lampooned in caricature, a redoubtable landlady who wouldn't allow a Kikuyu bishop in her boarding house, Field Marshall Montgomery, Sir Winston Churchill and a mad Irishman who drove him back to India in a battered overland bus.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Railway Signal

Railway Signal

When leaving that night by a late train , Mr . Tulling him to sleep in regard to
spiritual things , but we will pray for him , and ... Bible Study | | a good time there ,
which resulted in both the master and his wife Class in Jamalpur . deciding
together .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026242177

Category: Railroads

Page:

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Categories: Railroads

From Sea to Sea From sea to sea XXV XXXVII The city of dreadful night Among the railway folk The Giridih coal fields An opium factory The Smith administration

From Sea to Sea  From sea to sea  XXV XXXVII  The city of dreadful night  Among the railway folk  The Giridih coal fields  An opium factory  The Smith administration

JAMALPUR is the headquarters of the East India Railway . This in itself is not a
startling statement . The wonder begins with the exploration of Jamalpur , which
is a station entirely made by , and devoted to , the use of those untiring servants
of ...

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000019101095

Category: Asia

Page:

View: 359

Categories: Asia

Lines of the Nation

Lines of the Nation

Indian Railway Workers, Bureaucracy, and the Intimate Historical Self Laura Bear
... platform for the night. ... At Jamalpur station in 1894 a female passenger who
had overridden on her fare was raped in the third-class waiting room by a ...

Author: Laura Bear

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231511513

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 686

Lines of the Nation radically recasts the history of the Indian railways, which have long been regarded as vectors of modernity and economic prosperity. From the design of carriages to the architecture of stations, employment hierarchies, and the construction of employee housing, Laura Bear explores the new public spaces and social relationships created by the railway bureaucracy. She then traces their influence on the formation of contemporary Indian nationalism, personal sentiments, and popular memory. Her probing study challenges entrenched beliefs concerning the institutions of modernity and capitalism by showing that these rework older idioms of social distinction and are legitimized by forms of intimate, affective politics. Drawing on historical and ethnographic research in the company town at Kharagpur and at the Eastern Railway headquarters in Kolkata (Calcutta), Bear focuses on how political and domestic practices among workers became entangled with the moralities and archival technologies of the railway bureaucracy and illuminates the impact of this history today. The bureaucracy has played a pivotal role in the creation of idioms of family history, kinship, and ethics, and its special categorization of Anglo-Indian workers still resonates. Anglo-Indians were formed as a separate railway caste by Raj-era racial employment and housing policies, and other railway workers continue to see them as remnants of the colonial past and as a polluting influence. The experiences of Anglo-Indians, who are at the core of the ethnography, reveal the consequences of attempts to make political communities legitimate in family lines and sentiments. Their situation also compels us to rethink the importance of documentary practices and nationalism to all family histories and senses of relatedness. This interdisciplinary anthropological history throws new light not only on the imperial and national past of South Asia but also on the moral life of present technologies and economic institutions.
Categories: History

Lok Sabha Debates

Lok Sabha Debates

On such railway stations special arrangements for sanitation should be made .
and Khirkia and are under the Bhopal Railway ... the most useful train for the
common passengers running from Sealdah to Mughalsarai is being run from
Sahebganj upto Jamalpur only . ... Bharatpur junction with a night halt at Bayana
Junction .

Author: India. Parliament. Lok Sabha

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004612581

Category: India

Page:

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Categories: India

From Sea to Sea

From Sea to Sea

American Notes, City of Dreadful Night Rudyard Kipling. AMONG THE RAILWAY
FOLK CHAPTER I MAR . , 1888 A RAILWAY SETTLEMENT . JAMALPUR is the
headquarters of the East India Rail . way . This in itself is not a startling statement
 ...

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112109656576

Category: United States

Page: 299

View: 172

Categories: United States

Indian Railways

Indian Railways

Readers Writer Published by Ministry of Railways , ( Railway Board ) , New Delhi
- 110001 and printed at Tara Art Press , B - 4 ... who worked day & night and
round the clock to restore the damaged rail links in time along with military
personnel . ... Anand Vikash Nayagaon , Jamalpur , Munger , Bihar Subscription
No .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015047892438

Category: Railroads

Page:

View: 315

Categories: Railroads

Abstract of Evidence Recorded by the Railway Police Committee 1921

Abstract of Evidence Recorded by the Railway Police Committee  1921

by the European Association drawing attention to certain cases of violence on
running trains . ... Mr. Ezechiel , Superintendent , Railway Police , Patna , stated
that there was no regular system of sensiing constables and head constables as
train guards with all night trains . ... travelled to Jamalpur arriving there at 5-77
A.M. So far no theft had been reported from any train on which a constable had
been ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D02166664O

Category: Cargo theft

Page: 306

View: 562

Categories: Cargo theft