Edges of Empire

KNW 2399: Edges of Empire

March 22, 2017
by Ethan Henderson

An Examination of Colonial Worksites

Building railroads in India was a massive project undertaken by the British and performed mostly by Indian workers. Wide paths needed to be cut out of hills and areas of uneven terrain, a dangerous and difficult task. Indian workers, both … Continue reading

October 29, 2015
by Brian Schoelzel

A Railroad Between Two Cultures This image was created by Townshend Phot, and is one part of a 45-piece album that depicts the construction of the Bengal-Nagpur Railway between the years of 1890 and 1897. The scene shows a group of men both Indian … Continue reading

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