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by Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art, Queen's University at Kingston, Canada

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Jaipur, Jantar Mantar

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1728 by Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II. A massive astronomical observatory it was at the cutting edge of international science. The king invited Portuguese scientists from Goa to bring the latest in European science books which he studied in building these monuments, combining them with knowledge from Asian cultures.

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