The Clock Tower is an important landmark in the city. It is part of the Bombay University and is adjacent to the Bombay High Court. This is in the financial district of the city and tells the hundreds of thousand office goers that are on their way to work from the nearby Churchgate train station.
Next to the High Court, the Venetian -Gothic University has a Gothic clock tower 260 feet high that is curiously adorned with oriental figures. In the old days it used to play Rule Britannia, God Save the King and a Handel Symphony among sixteen tunes that changed four times a day; now the repertoire is limited to the wafting chimes of the Big Ben on the quarter hour.
The Rajabai Clock Tower is named after the mother of a 19th century stockbroker, who contributed towards its construction; it has a spiral staircase , which is unfortunately closed to the visitors after several unhappy citizens hurled themselves from the top.
Under the clock tower is the magnificent University Library, with what are undoubtedly some of the most exquisite stained glass windows in Asia. These have recently been treated by British conservationists and restored to their pristine glory. Well worth a look.
Just relax or sit in the grass at Univeristy of Mumbai. The University of Mumbai was the first institution of higher learnign in India established in 1857.
One of the most outstanding landmarks of Mumbai. The highlight of the University is the Library and the Clock Tower, completed in 1878.
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