JANTAR MANTARS, INDIA by RABIN CHAKRABARTI

JANTAR MANTARS, INDIA

IN THE EARLY 18TH CENTURY, MAHARAJ JAI SINGH-II OF JAIPUR CONSTRUCTED FIVE JANTAR MANTARS IN INDIA. THE NAME JANTAR MANTAR IS AT LEAST 200 YEARS OLD. IT WAS BUILT TO COMPILE ASTRONOMICAL TABLES. IT IS A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE.