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Iron in Ancient India

Panchanan Neogi (Author) R.S. Shukla (Editor)
Synopsis The present volume gives a detail account of which were found in ancient Hindu states knowledge of metals of ancient Hindus particularly the knowledge of Iron.  It has been now prove that the uses of iron were perfectly known to the Aryans.  As regards Archaeological evidence one can see that ancient specimens of iron are so much abundant in India that an enumeration of that alone will convince any one to think seriously that India has always been a rich iron-producing country.  The great iron pillars of Delhi are well known to the scholars of ancient history.  Above these iron pillar was noticed the Dhara to known as a reference.  Mount Abu Pillars are also known as historic evidence of which evidence of which is nearly double as the Delhi will as and other is mount Abu Pillar.  The author has proved that the crucial process of making casted by means of cementation was really an Indian invention, and it was not till the 19th century that Mushet, rediscovered the process in Europe.  In addition, the present book with rare photographs and two valuable appendices alongwith general index are of great importance.
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About the author

R.S. Shukla

Dr. Ram Sajiwan Shukla (b. 1950) obtained Master’s degree in Ancient Indian History and Archaeology from the Univeristy of Lucknow in 1972. At present he is serving the department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, M.P. Post-Graduate College, Konch (Jalaun), Bundelkhand University. Dr. Shukla has contributed numerous research papers. Presently he is working on some manuscripts preserved in a temple at Konch and on the historical geography of the Bundelkhand region.

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Bibliographic information

Title Iron in Ancient India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 12.09.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Pratibha Prakashan
Language: English
isbn 8177021451
length Tables; Plates; Appendices; Index; 25cm.