A brief History of the Indian Iron and Steel Industry

Rao, K N P (1963) A brief History of the Indian Iron and Steel Industry. In: International symposium on recent developments in iron- and steelmaking with special reference to Indian conditions, Feb., 1963, NML, Jamshedpur.



The art of making iron by smelting iron ore was known and practised in India from very early times, and the iron and steel produced were shaped into various useful arti-cles. Sushruta, (3rd or 4th century B.C.) a great autho-rity on medical science in ancient India, described in his book a hundred different surgical instruments. Ancinet Indian literature abounds in vivid desciptions of swords, spears, and other steel weapons.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Swords; spears; steel weapons; pyramids
Divisions:Metal Extraction and Forming
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