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The Saga of Indian Cannons

R. Balasubramaniam (Author)
Synopsis The invention of cannons and their use in warfare added a different dimension to battles.  The fates of nations were decided by the use of cannons.  The science of gunpowder and the technology of cannons, from their introduction in the Indian subcontinent in the middle of the fifteenth century up to the premodern period, have been illustrated using Mughal miniature paintings and analysis of extant cannon pieces.  The massive and wonderful forge welded iron cannons and cast bronze cannons of medieval India have been presented, some for the first time, in this book.  The mighty cannons that established Mughal, Maratha, Sikh and Deccan powers have been described.  Indian innovations in cannon technology like shaturnal (cannons fired from back of camels), composite cannons (of inner wrought iron bore and outer bronze casting) and bans (battlefield rockets) offer sufficient proof of Indian ingenuity in science and technology.  The book draws inspiration and major material from the original publications on the subject by the author.  Written simply and profusely illustrated with the drawings and photographs, the book embodies the latest researches on the subject. It will fascinate both serious scholars and lay readers, and provide them rare glimpses into India's rich military and metallurgical heritage.
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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 The Saga of Indian Cannons
Format Hardcover
Date published: 06.10.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788173053399
length xvii+324p., Illustrations; Bibliography; Index; 31cm.