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Marvels Of Indian Iron Through The Ages

R Balasubramaniam

Published by Rupa Publications | Language - English | Binding - Hard Bound

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About the Book: Marvels Of Indian Iron: Through The Ages

The book highlights the glorious tradition of iron making in India by describing the marvelous creations of Indian blacksmiths through the ages. The marvels provide concrete evidence of the exalted status of India's metallurgical knowledge in ancient and medieval times. Some basic ideas of ancient Indian iron metallurgy are presented in the first chapter. The book then deals with massive iron objects, with special reference to pillars and beams. The most famous example example is the Delhi Iron Pillar. The technology of forge welded cannons and a catalogue of some of the massive indigenous iron cannons of the subcontinent are presented. The famous wootz steel of the Indian subcontinent is described in the last section. Written simply and profusely illustrated with line drawings and photographs, the book embodies the latest researches on the subject. It will fascinate both serious scholars and lay readers, especially the young ones, and provide them rare glimpses into India?s rich metallurgical heritage.

About the Author: Balasubramaniam R

Prof. Balasubramaniam has vast experience in teaching corrosion and research activities related to corrosion, materials-hydrogen interactions and Indian archaeometallurgy. After graduating in metallurgical engineering from Banaras Hindu University in 1984 with a gold medal, he completed his Ph.D in materials engineering from rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA in 1990. He has, since then, been teaching and conducting research at the IIT. Kanpur in the Department of materials and Meallurgical Engineering. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards. The widely published author is on the significant research work on the famous 1600-year old Gupta Complex in New Delhi, has received national and international acclaim. He is the author of four other books, Delhi Iron Pillar: New sight

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Book: Marvels Of Indian Iron Through The Ages
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ISBN-13: 9788129111845
Product Code EBK0233943
Binding: Hard Bound
Publishing Date: 2009
Publisher: Rupa Publications
Language: English

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