The Mysore Rockets

Bangalore International Centre

The Mysore Rockets

Theatre |

Bangalore International Centre | Bangalore |

Nov 06 | 6:30 p.m.

Ends on: Nov 06

About The Mysore Rockets

The Mysore metal cased rockets predate their European counterparts. A recent discovery of over 2000 of these rockets from Nagara in Shivamogga district of Karnataka has given us an opportunity of investigating the physical and metallurgical characteristics of these rockets. The investigation has thrown up some fascinating results which provide us with several clues into their design, content, method of manufacture as well as new insights into the plan of the town of Nagara around the 18th century.

They are also reflective of the technological and manufacturing strength that Mysore wielded at the close of the 18th century. This presentation while introducing the findings to the audience also puts forward several questions relating to them that need answering after further research.