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The Hydro-electric Practice in India

Nature volume 140, pages 442443 (11 September 1937) | Download Citation



WRITTEN with an Indian purview by an Indian for Indian students, and produced from an Indian press, it is not altogether easy, nor perhaps quite fair, to judge these two substantial volumes by Western standards. The author is professor of electrical engineering at Benares Hindu University and he has had in mind the B.Sc. course for engineering students at that University, though his object has also been "to guide the engineers entrusted with the task of designing and constructing hydroelectric developments or reporting on their commercial success". He has illustrated the principles of his subject by reference to current practice in the most important hydro-electric schemes of India. At the same time, he indicates that he has drawn freely from all sources of information ; and data and a few particulars are given of installations in Canada, the United States and Great Britain.

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