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
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.