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The Saga of Indian Cannons: Book by R. Subramanian

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The Saga of Indian Cannons: Book by R. Subramanian
Hardcover: 342 pagesPublisher: Aryan Books International (January 30, 2008)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 8173053391ISBN-13: 978-8173053399 Product Dimensions: 12 x 8.7 x 1.4 inches Shipping Weight: 4.8 pounds

BMRCL officials finds another cannon

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After discovering a cannon during underground work near the Tipu Sultan fort on Thursday, officials of the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) on Friday discovered another cannon similar to the first one at the same venue.
The cannon discovered on Thursday was 12 feet in length and dated back to the 18 century. It weighed one tonne approximately according to officials of the Archeological Society of India
(ASI). Even after the discovery on Thursday, the ASI had not approached the BMRCL to stop work in the area and this led to Friday’s discovery.
ASI officials examined the second cannon on Friday and are currently planning on how to move the cannons to a more secure location. According to K R Ramakrishna, Commissioner ASI, experts from ASI would examine the area in the coming days considering the fact that a second cannon was discovered on Friday. “The cannons are likely to be shifted to the museum in the city. They are the property of the State Government,”…

Dalmadal Canon, Bishnupur - Bishnupur Photos

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Dalmadal Canon, Bishnupur - Bishnupur Photos
 Pics Courtesy: http://www.holidayiq.com/Dal-madol-Sightseeing-Photos-Bishnupur-1045-17883-ap1.htmlDalmadol/Dalmardan cannon, is said to be built by Madanmohan himself to defend against the Marathas in 17th Century during King Gopal Sing's reign. The cannon is 3.84 m in length and its inner diameter of the muzzle face is only 29 cm whereas the outer diameter is 66.5 cm. The cannon was built by 63 rings, which were formed in three concentric layers of iron. It represents the glory of Malla Kings of Bishnupur...

Kalak Bangadi, Largest Cannon At Janjira Fort

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Kalak Bangadi, Largest Cannon At Janjira Fort, Weighting over 12 Tons


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kalak_Bangadi,Janjira_Fort.jpg