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Story of the Delhi Iron Pillar

R. Balasubramaniam (Author)
Synopsis 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. The book is primarily aimed at general readers and tourists, with a view to igniting their interest in this metallurgical wonder of ancient India. Written in simple language and a lucid style, it carries numerous photographs and elaborate figures to enhance the discussion.
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About the author

R. Balasubramaniam

Professor R. Balasubramaniam has vast experience in teaching corrosion and research activities related to materials – hydrogen interactions, corrosion, oxidation and failure analysis. After graduating in metallurgical engineering from the Banaras Hindu University in 1984 with a gold medal, he completed his PhD in materials engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA in 1990. He has, since then, been teaching and conducting research at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in the Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering. He is the author of more than 120 technical papers in international and national scientific engineering journals. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards like the BHU University Gold Medal (1984), BHU Ghandhy Gold Medal (1984), Indian Institute of Metals Vishwa Bharathi Award (1984), Indian National Science Academy Young Scientist Award (1993), Humboldt Fellowship from the German Government (1996), Materials Research Society of India Medal (1999) and Metallurgist of the Year (1999) awarded by the Government of India.

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Title Story of the Delhi Iron Pillar
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 817596278X
length xi+99p., Figures; Tables; Plates; Bibliography; 24cm.