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10 clock towers to spend some time with

By: Josh Lew on Nov. 27, 2013, 10:30 a.m.
Rajabai Tower, Mumbai

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Rajabai Tower, Mumbai

The 280-foot Rajabai Clock Tower sits on the campus of Mumbai University. Built in the mid-19th century, it was modeled after London's Big Ben. The clock was built with the help of a powerful businessman, Premchand Roychand, who was also credited with founding the Bombay Stock Exchange. The story is that Roychand financed the clock so that his blind mother, the timepiece’s namesake, Rajabai, could tell the time using the clock's bells.