Story of the Delhi Iron Pillar

Story of the Delhi Iron Pillar

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Author: R Balasubramaniam
Publisher: Foundation Books
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 99
ISBN/UPC (if available): 817596278X

Description

Story of the Delhi Iron Pillar traces the history of the pillar located in the Qutub Complex and describes its structure in detail. It unravels the mystery behind the resistance of the pillar to corrosion for more than sixteen centuries. It also discusses the amazing process by which the pillar was manufactured using the technical know-how available at the time.

Written in simple language and a lucid style, it carries numerous photographs and elaborate figures to enhance the discussion.

Contents

LIST OF PLATES

PREFACE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

1. Introduction

2. History of the Iron Pillar

3. Structural Features of the Pillar

4. Manufacturing Methodology

5. The Pillar’s Resistance to Corrosion

EPILOGUE

BIBLIOGRAPHY