Delhi Iron Pillar: New Insights

Balasubramanian, R.

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Synopsis: The 1600 year old Delhi iron pillar has attracted the attention of archaeologists, metallurgists and corrosion scientists for its excellent resistance to corrosion. The book details new insights on the Delhi iron pillar based on the researches of the author. The identities of the patron Chandra and the original location Vishnupadagiri of the pillar have been critically analyzed. The engineering details of the pillar, including its decorative bell capital, have been highlighted, and the manufacturing method of the pillar has been elucidated. The important aspect of corrosion resistance of the pillar has been discussed in light of a detailed characterization of the pillar`s protective passive surface film. Several metallurgical aspects concerning ancient Indian iron have been presented. The book concludes with a discussion of other large forge welded ancient iron objects in India.

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Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: New. (Size: 28x22cms.), The 1600 year old Delhi iron pillar has attracted the attention of archaeologists, metallurgists and corrosion scientists for its excellent resistance to corrosion. The book details new insiights on the Delhi iron pillar based on the researches of the author. The identities of the patron Chandra and the original location Vishnupadagiri of the pillar have been critically analyzed. The engineering details of the pillar, including its decorative bell capital, have been highlighted. The manufacturing method of the pillar has also been elucidated. Figs. & Maps 37; Plates: col. 57 b/w 64, Bibliography, Index. xxii+168 Year of Publication 2002 8173052239. Bookseller Inventory # 45004

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Book Description Aryan Books International & Indian Institute of Advanced Study, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First edition. The 1600 year old Delhi iron pillar has attracted the attention of archaeologists, metallurgists and corrosion scientists for its excellent resistance to corrosion. The book details new insights on the Delhi iron pillar based on the researches of the author. The identities of the patron Chandra and the original location Vishnupadagiri of the pillar have been critically analyzed. The engineering details of the pillar, including its decorative bell capital, have been highlighted. The manufacturing method of the pillar has been elucidated. The important aspect of corrosion resistance of the pillar has been discussed in light of a detailed characterization of the pillar`s protective passive surface film. Several metallurgical aspects concerning ancient Indian iron have been presented. The book concludes with a discussion of other large forge welded ancient iron objects in India. CONTENTS: Foreword; Preface; I. INTRODUCTION : 1. Metal Extraction 2. Iron of Delhi Pillar : i. Composition ii. Microstructure 3. Origin for Phosphorous in Metal II. HISTORY : 1. Introduction 2. The Inscription : i. Other Inscriptions 3. Commentators of the Inscriptions 4. The Inscription is not posthumous 5. Name 6. Analysis of the Inscription : i. Conquests in the East ii. Conquests in the West iii. Conquests in the North iv. Location of Vahlika v. Fame in the South vi. Supreme Sovereignty vii. Long Reign 7. Paleography of the Inscription 8. Location of Vishnupadagiri 9. Personal Religion on Chandra 10. Later History III. STRUCTURAL FEATURES : 1. Changes in Burial Level 2. Dimensional Analysis 3. Pillar Bottom 4. Lead Coating in the Buried Underground 5. Pillar above the Ground 6. Lead Metallurgy in Ancient India 7. Implications of Lead Presence on Corrosion of the Pillar IV. DECORATIVE BELL CAPITAL : 1. Dimensional Analysis 2. Components of the Bell Capital : i. Reeded Sections ii. Circular Sections iii. Box Pedestal 3. Fitting Methodology : i. Shrink Fitting over Pillar Main Body ii. Shrink Fitting over Cylindrical Shaft iii. Capital to the Main Body V. MANUFACTURING METHODOLOGY : 1. Forge Welding 2. Hammering Method 3. Heating Method 4. Possible Use of Metal Inserts in Pillar Body 5. Use of Die Blocks 6. Handling of the Lumps to be forged 7. Handling of the Pillar Body 8. Surface Finishing Operations : i. Hammering ii. Chiseling and burnishing 9. Final Operations 10. Most Likely Methodology VI. CORROSION RESISTANCE : 1. Critical Review of Previous Theories of Corrosion Resistance : i. Material Factors ii. Environmental Factors 2. Mixed Potential Theory 3. Characterization of Delhi Iron Pillar Rust : i. X-Ray Diffraction ii. Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy iii. Mossbauer Spectroscopy 4. Process of Protective Rust Formation 5. Rust Cross-Section 6. Colour of Rust 7. Difference with Corrosion of Steel and Weathering Steels VII. LARGE ANCIENT INDIAN IRON OBJECTS : 1. Summary of Studies on Delhi Iron Pillar 2. Iron Pillar at Dhar : i. History ii. Dimensions iii. Erection of the Pillar iv. Manufacturing Methodology v. Corrosion Resistance 3. Iron Pillar at Kodachadri Hill 4. Iron Pillar at Mandu 5. Iron Pillar at Mount Abu 6. Iron Beams in the Orissa Temples 7. Iron Cannons Printed Pages: 192. Bookseller Inventory # 3768

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Book Description Aryan Books International & Indian Institute of Advanced Study, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First edition. The 1600 year old Delhi iron pillar has attracted the attention of archaeologists, metallurgists and corrosion scientists for its excellent resistance to corrosion. The book details new insights on the Delhi iron pillar based on the researches of the author. The identities of the patron Chandra and the original location Vishnupadagiri of the pillar have been critically analyzed. The engineering details of the pillar, including its decorative bell capital, have been highlighted. The manufacturing method of the pillar has been elucidated. The important aspect of corrosion resistance of the pillar has been discussed in light of a detailed characterization of the pillar`s protective passive surface film. Several metallurgical aspects concerning ancient Indian iron have been presented. The book concludes with a discussion of other large forge welded ancient iron objects in India. CONTENTS: Foreword; Preface; I. INTRODUCTION : 1. Metal Extraction 2. Iron of Delhi Pillar : i. Composition ii. Microstructure 3. Origin for Phosphorous in Metal II. HISTORY : 1. Introduction 2. The Inscription : i. Other Inscriptions 3. Commentators of the Inscriptions 4. The Inscription is not posthumous 5. Name 6. Analysis of the Inscription : i. Conquests in the East ii. Conquests in the West iii. Conquests in the North iv. Location of Vahlika v. Fame in the South vi. Supreme Sovereignty vii. Long Reign 7. Paleography of the Inscription 8. Location of Vishnupadagiri 9. Personal Religion on Chandra 10. Later History III. STRUCTURAL FEATURES : 1. Changes in Burial Level 2. Dimensional Analysis 3. Pillar Bottom 4. Lead Coating in the Buried Underground 5. Pillar above the Ground 6. Lead Metallurgy in Ancient India 7. Implications of Lead Presence on Corrosion of the Pillar IV. DECORATIVE BELL CAPITAL : 1. Dimensional Analysis 2. Components of the Bell Capital : i. Reeded Sections ii. Circular Sections iii. Box Pedestal 3. Fitting Methodology : i. Shrink Fitting over Pillar Main Body ii. Shrink Fitting over Cylindrical Shaft iii. Capital to the Main Body V. MANUFACTURING METHODOLOGY : 1. Forge Welding 2. Hammering Method 3. Heating Method 4. Possible Use of Metal Inserts in Pillar Body 5. Use of Die Blocks 6. Handling of the Lumps to be forged 7. Handling of the Pillar Body 8. Surface Finishing Operations : i. Hammering ii. Chiseling and burnishing 9. Final Operations 10. Most Likely Methodology VI. CORROSION RESISTANCE : 1. Critical Review of Previous Theories of Corrosion Resistance : i. Material Factors ii. Environmental Factors 2. Mixed Potential Theory 3. Characterization of Delhi Iron Pillar Rust : i. X-Ray Diffraction ii. Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy iii. Mossbauer Spectroscopy 4. Process of Protective Rust Formation 5. Rust Cross-Section 6. Colour of Rust 7. Difference with Corrosion of Steel and Weathering Steels VII. LARGE ANCIENT INDIAN IRON OBJECTS : 1. Summary of Studies on Delhi Iron Pillar 2. Iron Pillar at Dhar : i. History ii. Dimensions iii. Erection of the Pillar iv. Manufacturing Methodology v. Corrosion Resistance 3. Iron Pillar at Kodachadri Hill 4. Iron Pillar at Mandu 5. Iron Pillar at Mount Abu 6. Iron Beams in the Orissa Temples 7. Iron Cannons Printed Pages: 192. Bookseller Inventory # 3768

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Book Description Aryan, New Delhi, 2002. Hardbound. Book Condition: New. Contents: Foreword. Preface. I. Introduction: 1. Metal extraction. 2. Iron of Delhi pillar: i. Composition. ii. Microstructure. 3. Origin for phosphorous in metal. II. History: 1. Introduction. 2. The inscription: i. Other inscriptions. 3. Commentators of the inscriptions. 4. The inscription is not posthumous. 6. Name. 7. Analysis of the inscription: i. Conquests in the east. ii. Conquests in the west. iii. Conquests in the north. iv. Location of Vahlika. v. Fame in the south. vi. Supreme sovereignty. vii. Long reign. 8. Paleography of the inscription. 9. Location of Vishnupadagiri. 10. Personal religion on Chandra. 11. Later history. III. Structural features: 1. Changes in burial level. 2. Dimensional analysis. 3. Pillar bottom. 4. Lead coating in the buried underground. 5. Pillar above the ground. 6. Lead metallurgy in ancient India. 7. Implications of lead presence on corrosion of the pillar. IV. Decorative Bell Capital: 1. Dimensional analysis. 2. Components of the bell capital: i. Reeded sections. ii. Circular sections. iii. Box pedestal.3. Fitting methodology: i. Shrink fitting over pillar main body. ii. Shrink fitting over cylindrical shaft. iii. Capital to the main body. V. Manufacturing methodology: 1. Forge welding. 2. Hammering method. 3. Heating method. 4. Possible use of metal inserts in pillar body. 5. Use of die blocks. 6. Handling of the lumps to be forged. 7. Handling of the pillar body. 8. Surface finishing operations: i. Hammering. ii. Chiseling and burnishing. 9. Final operations. 10. Most likely methodology. VI. 168 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 40462

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