Needed: History of fireworks in India.

Peter North pnorth98 at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Feb 13 18:12:53 UTC 1999

Hello, can anyone please email me a definitive text
of the history of fireworks in India?

The Britannica Encyc. mentions that before gunpowder
was invented in Europe, Indian recipes for fireworks
existed during the 9-10th centuries AD. These used
Salt Petre a chemical which India exported (?).

It seems that the Chinese had fireworks way before
Indians did.

Then portuguese/Arabs introduced gunpowder in India.

Can anyone please help me collect the facts?



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