Title Story of the Delhi Iron Pillar
Book Condition New
Edition First Edition
Publisher New Delhi, India Foundation Books
817596278X / 9788175962781
Seller ID 027164
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. Contents List of Plates Preface Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. History of the Iron Pillar Clues about the History of the Pillar: Decoding the Brahmi Inscription The Gupta Dynasty Who was Chandra? Where was Visnupadagiri Located? The Significance of Visnupadagiri in Astronomical Studies Who Moved the Pillar to its Current Location? 3. Structural Features of the Pillar The Buried Part of the Pillar Dimensional Analysis Details of the Pillar under the Ground The Decorative Bell Capital Fitting Methodology 4. Manufacturing Methodology How did the Ancient Indians Extract Iron? What was the Composition of the Material in the Iron Pillar? What was the Microstructure of the Pillar? How was the Iron Pillar Manufactured? How was the Surface of the Pillar Finished? 5. The Pillar's Resistance to Corrosion What is Corrosion? Theories about the Resistance of the Pillar to Corrosion The Phosphorus Content of the Pillar and its Resistance to Corrosion Visual Observations about the Formation of the Protective Rust Layer Epilogue Bibliography. Printed Pages: 140.