Rajendra B. Aklekar Intro 2

About Me

Rajendra B. Aklekar (born 1974) is an Indian journalist with over 25 years’ experience, presently with Mid-Day Mumbai looking at public transport/mass transit as Senior Assistant Editor.

Rajendra has authored some of the best-selling books on India’s railway history & heritage and has the distinction of being a foremost authority on the subject.

My Books

My journey as an author began with my first independent book, 'Halt Station India - The Dramatic Tale of the Nation’s First Rail Lines (Rupa 2015)', released by India’s Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu at the dining hall of UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site of Mumbai CSMT.

This was followed by an endorsed biography of India's iconic railway engineer Dr E Sreedharan and more books on the sub-continent's rail history, heritage and trains.

Halt Station India Book Launch 2
Halt Station India Book Launch 2

My Books

My journey as an author began with my first independent book, 'Halt Station India - The Dramatic Tale of the Nation’s First Rail Lines (Rupa 2015)', released by India’s Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu at the dining hall of UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site of Mumbai CSMT.

This was followed by an endorsed biography of India's iconic railway engineer Dr E Sreedharan and more books on the sub-continent's rail history, heritage and trains.

Halt Station India - The Dramatic Tale of the Nation’s First Rail Lines

RUPA 2015

India’s Railway Man - A Biography of Dr E Sreedharan

RUPA 2017

A Short History of Indian Railways

RUPA 2019

The Great Indian Railway Romance

Elephant Books India 2020
A model of the Indian WP class steam loco

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A collection of history, monuments, art, everyday life and more through my lens.