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History of practicing iron during the vedic and post-vedic periods in India is discussed. The application of iron to make surgical instruments and the story of the famous iron pillar still standing without any rust for nearly 1500 years is discussed.

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Rao, J.S. (2000). Iron Age of Ancient India. In: Ceccarelli, M. (eds) International Symposium on History of Machines and Mechanisms Proceedings HMM 2000. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-9554-4_25

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