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I shall now close this essay, with the following short account of the mode of
preparing chunam, or cement, as practised by the artists in India. Chunam is
prepared in the interior of India from a gravelly sort of limestone dug out of
quarries, and ...
Of the two, the shell chunam is generally considered the strongest and most
durable. The following is the mode of preparing stone chunam: The pebbles or
gravel stones are first beat with wooden pestles, to separate the alluminous clay
In all the operations of chunam work, jaggery water, i. e. a solution of molasses or
coarse sugar, is invariably added by the builders, and its use appears to have
prevailed from the remotest ages. There are various opinions among the modern
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Ram Raz: Essay on the Architecture of the Hindús / by Rám Ráz. - London : Parker, 1834. - xiv, 64 S. : Ill. - (Oriental Translation Fund) Die bibliographische Beschreibung im Haupteintrag ist unzureichend und irreführend.