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Ep. 573: Truck De India: Rajat Ubhaykar on India's truckers

Ep. 573: Truck De India: Rajat Ubhaykar on India's truckers

Update: 2021-05-13
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Truckers are the unsung heroes of the Indian economy, working gruelling hours and spending weeks at a time travelling the country's vast highways. And yet most of us know very little about their lives and stories. Anirudh Kanisetti speaks to journalist and author Rajat Ubhaykar, author of Truck De India!: A Hitchhiker's guide to Hindustan, about his months spent travelling the country with truckers and what it taught him about India, their journeys, and the policy challenges that these transporters face.

You can buy Truck De India here:
https://www.amazon.in/Truck-India-Hitchhikers-guide-Hindustan-ebook/dp/B07Y8R2YXY

You can follow Anirudh on twitter: @AKanisetti
(https://twitter.com/AKanisetti)

You can follow Rajat on twitter: @rajatub
(https://twitter.com/rajatub)

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Subhashish Dutta

Good discussion Aniruddh and Rajat. I have read the book and wasn't sure if I should still spend the time listening to the podcast but I am glad I did. I liked the parts on historical aspects of Indian trucking, the difference that you saw between trucking in the north and the south, the structure of the industry and of course the characters and their stories. Rajat - Congratulations again on the book and looking forward to the next edition. There's a point in the discussion where you talk about book recommendations on the Battle of Kohima. I'd highly recommend reading "Road of Bones" by Fergal Keane (Aniruddh - you might disagree less with Subhash Chandra Bose after reading about the conduct of the Japanese soldiers and officers, at least before they started to run out of food)

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Ep. 573: Truck De India: Rajat Ubhaykar on India's truckers

Ep. 573: Truck De India: Rajat Ubhaykar on India's truckers

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