New Delhi-January 31, 1997
Dr Karan Singh, Former Union Minister, released
the first volume tiltled "The Rustless Wonder:
A Study of the Iron Pillar in Delhi" at the India International Centre in New Delhi.
The book is authored by Prof. T.R. Anantharaman,
the internationally acclaimed and awarded metallurgist who was formerly Head of the Department
of Metallurgical Engineering; Director, Institute
of Technology, and Rector, Banaras Hindu University,
This first monograph of the series is on the famous
Iron Pillar located at Mehrauli village on the
outskirts of Delhi, which has been an object of
perennial interest and curiosity for lay persons as well as
as well as scientists. It remained an enigma for centuries
mainly on two counts. First relates to the technology
by which a metallic object of such a large and mass could be fashioned so many centuries ago, and the second had to do with its phenomenal corrosion resistance despite exposure
to sun, rain and wind for so long.
This study can undoubtedly be termed as th
the most comprehensive thus far on the famous pillar.
The above story is based on materials provided by Vigyan Prasar. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.
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