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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 lime . stone dug out of
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 ...
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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.