The ring tones of different mobiles everywhere has made me a hypochondriac. Am I suffering from tinnitus? The onslaught is unstoppable.
I imagine the tolling of bells as an important event in civic life. It used to be a personal plea to the Supreme Being (still is in the many temples in orient).
Nur-ud-din Mohammad Salim, known by his imperial name Jahangir, was the fourth Mughal king who ruled India from 1605 until his death in 1627. Jahangir is famous for his golden “chain of justice.” The chain was set up as a link between his people and the king himself. Standing outside the castle of Agra with sixty bells, anyone could pull the chain and have a personal hearing with the Emperor (source ~ wiki)