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India’s Frontier Railways – The Samjhauta Express

India's Frontier Railways - The Samjhauta Express: Documentary series. A look at the cross-border train known as the Samjhauta Express, which travels from Lahore to Delhi, and some of its passengers. Freedom came to the subcontinent in August 1947. The British hastily partitioned British India before they left. Independence was attended by a million deaths and 14 million people were displaced. Yet despite three wars, Pakistan and Indian railways have established a cross-border train, known as the Samjhauta Express -…

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Read more about the article India’s Frontier Railways – The Last Train in Nepal
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India’s Frontier Railways – The Last Train in Nepal

India's Frontier Railways - The Last Train in Nepal: In 1927 a British civil servant drew a line on a map to define the border between their Indian empire and the kingdom of Nepal. Today, that border line is only marked by a chain of boundary stones and pillars - it's a border that is almost invisible. This is the story of an international railway line. It runs for 20 miles from the little-known town of Janakpur in Nepal and…

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India’s Frontier Railways – Maitree Express

India's Frontier Railways - Maitree Express: Filmed during the holy month of Ramadan, this is a journey from India into Bangladesh on a train that reunites the region of Bengal. Partitioned in 1947, Bengal was divided in half, creating East Pakistan - a satellite state ruled by Pakistan. It was an unwelcome occupation. In 1971, they fought a war of independence and East Pakistan became the People's Republic of Bangladesh. 37 years later, the first train ran between India and…

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Write Around the World with Richard E. Grant episode 3

Write Around the World with Richard E. Grant episode 3: Book and travel lover Richard E. Grant journeys to Andalucia, visiting Granada, the Alpujarras, the Taja Gorge, Almuñécar and Marbella, in the footsteps of writers inspired by the country, its culture and history.       Reading key passages from their books as he goes along, including works by Federico García Lorca, Ernest Hemingway, Laurie Lee and JG Ballard, Richard not only learns about the lives of these great authors,…

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Write Around the World with Richard E. Grant episode 2

Write Around the World with Richard E. Grant episode 2: Book and travel lover Richard E. Grant journeys to southern France, visiting the Cévennes mountains, Marseille, Juan-les-Pins on the French Riviera and Grasse in the hills north of Cannes, in the footsteps of writers inspired by the country, its culture and history.       Reading key passages from their books as he goes along, including works by Robert Louis Stevenson, Alexandre Dumas, F Scott Fitzgerald, Elizabeth David and Patrick…

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