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    Dr.Yatindra Pal Singh

ISBN: 978-93-5427-256-1

CLOCK TOWERS OF INDIA

by: Dr.Yatindra Pal Singh

Clock towers, commonly known as ‘Ghantaghar’, are very popular structures available in many
cities of India. Apart from telling the time, they tell the history of the place. They are
architectural master pieces, built in different styles of architecture depending upon who
constructed them. Unfortunately, not much information about these clock towers is available and
they have not been chronicled. Even the public is not aware about the existence of clock towers
in their city. Therefore, it’s no surprise that these clock towers are standing uncared for, many in
dilapidated state. There is urgent need to preserve these heritage structures and initiate steps to
renovate and bring them to their old glory.
The author has included 99 clock towers, existing in 57 cities spread over 15 States and 3 Union
Territories of India, in this book. The book introduces the cities, mentioning interesting facts
about their history and traces the details of construction of the clock towers. The author has also
outlined a plan of action for making the maintenance of clock towers self sustaining. The book is
of interest to the tourists, students of history, architecture and engineering and the municipalities
of various cities having clock towers.

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    Clock towers, commonly known as ‘Ghantaghar’, are very popular structures available in many cities of India. Apart from telling the time, they tell the history of the place. They are architectural master pieces, built in different styles of architecture depending upon who constructed them. Unfortunately, not much information about these clock towers is available and […]

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ISBN: 978-93-5427-256-1
SKU: 5047
Publisher: BlueRose Publishers
Publish Date: 2021
Page Count: 152

Meet the Author
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Dr. Yatindra Pal Singh, IRSE, born in January,1957, in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh, India retired from the ‘Indian Railway Service of Engineers’ as Additional General Manager of North Central Railway. He also worked as the Principal Chief Engineer of North Western Railway and the Vice-Chairman, Rail Land Development Authority. He is both a Civil engineer and a Manager by education. He completed his B.Tech.(Hons) with Chancellor’s Gold Medal from G.B.Pant University, Pantnagar, M.E. from University of Roorkee and PG Diploma in Management from MDI, Gurgaon. Later on, he completed his MS in Infrastructure Planning from University of Stuttgart, Germany and Ph.D. in Management from AMU, Aligarh. He also graduated from the National Defence College, New Delhi and obtained M.Phil. from University of Madras. He has travelled widely throughout India and abroad. He is an avid photographer. The book ‘ Clock Towers of India’ has come out of his desire to share the rich heritage of India including the history of various clock towers around India and the issues about their maintenance. The book traces the history of the construction of clock towers, their details and status of their maintenance and is expected to fill the void in this area as the clock towers of India have not been chronicled so far.

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Weight 0.300 kg
Dimensions 29.6 x 23.5 x 2.5 cm

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