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Sheena Simpson completed a Master's degree in Asian History at the University of Sydney and specialized in the development of the Indian railways. She traveled to India on five separate occasions from 1989 to 2005 where she experienced first hand what it was like to travel on the railways.
In her thesis, she studied the economic and social impact of railways on the Indian population, but also the harsh working conditions. The British had started to build railways in India because of the flourishing cotton trade - the railways and the cotton trade were run by the East India Company.
Sheena journey was extremely rewarding and she invites us to follow our interests, even if we are not sure where they will lead us.
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Music: Stephen Marquis www.songsta.com.au
Editing: Talal Bouroki