Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR): From Lifeline to Oblivion (Paperback)

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About the Author


V. M. Govind Krishnan grew up in Coonoor, watching the Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) chug past his home. He distinctly remembers the first journey he took on that train with his grandmother and being in awe of the way the little train climbed its way through the dense forest and steep hills. His love for mountain trains does not end with the NMR. He has travelled a number of times on all the five operating mountain trains in India and has written travelogues on these journeys. His book narrates the struggle to save the NMR and throws light on the importance of the railway, as an engineering marvel and from the heritage point of view. He started collecting material for the book when the government proposed dismantling the line in 1968, considering it not economically viable. A post graduate in Zoology and a lover of nature, he has also highlighted the need to provide elephant corridors and preserve the sanctity of the dwindling rain forests of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. After retiring from service with Air India, he is now a freelance photojournalist, and has addressed a variety of civic issues with a view to improving the living environment.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781642494877
ISBN-10: 1642494879
Publisher: Notion Press, Inc
Publication Date: February 27th, 2018
Pages: 240
Language: English