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 5 Dec 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Coins of India
By C.J. Brown
Published by Association Press, Calcutta - 1922

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Gold Coin Showing King Kumaragupta as an Archer

Gupta period
ca. 415–455
India
Gold

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 5 Dec 2016 Artefacts
Gold Coin Showing King Chandragupta II as an Archer

Gupta period
ca. 376–414
India
Gold

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 5 Dec 2016 New Books
New Book Release:
Treasures of the Gupta Empire
A Catalogue of Coins of the Gupta Dynasty
By Sanjeev Kumar

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This book covers the history and the entire Coinage of the Gupta Dynasty from the start in 319 AD to it's end in 543 AD. It also includes the Coi... Read More
 21 Nov 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Eastman's Treatise on Counterfeit, Altered and Spurious Bank Notes
By H.G. Eastman
Printed by M.Niedner, Missouri - 1859

The extended title reads: "With unerring rules for the detection of frauds in the same, together with a history of ancient money, continental currency, ban... Read More
 20 Nov 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
How Chanakya Dealt With Fake Currency And Corruption
By Sumedha Verma Ojha
Swarajya - November 18, 2016

Chanakya ultimately faced the same problems as the current government is facing in the present with corruption, counterfeiting and tax evasions. Flooding the economy with fake coins wo... Read More
 19 Nov 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Monetary Problems of India
By L.C.Jain
Published by Macmillan And Company, London - 1933

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SPECIMEN RS.10,000 KING GEORGE V BANKNOTE
Printed at Currency Note Press, Nasik
This was al... Read More
 19 Nov 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
The Monetary System Of India
By Professor B.E.Dadachanji
Published by D.B.Taraporevala & Sons, Bombay - 1948

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The New Monetary Authority in India

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 19 Nov 2016 Rare Photographs
Shroffs, Money Changers - 1863

Studio portrait of shroffs or money changers at Delhi in India, taken by Shepherd and Robertson in c.1863. This image of two men, seated with account books and piles of coins, is reproduced as illustration number 185 in Volume IV of John Forbes Watson's 'The People... Read More
 19 Nov 2016 Rare Photographs
Book writers - 1895

Photograph of three Hindu priests writing religious texts in the modern-day state of Jammu and Kashmir, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1890s. This thre members of this group of Brahmins, members the priestly caste, are engaged in copying out sacred texts from which t... Read More
 19 Nov 2016 Rare Photographs
Delhi Bankers - 1863

Photograph of a full-length group portrait of four seated men, described as bankers in the caption, from Delhi in India, taken by Shepherd and Robertson in c.1863.

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 19 Nov 2016 Rare Photographs
Bank of Bengal at Calcutta - 1870

Lithograph of the Bank of Bengal at Calcutta by Vincent Robert Alfred Brooks (1814-85) one of 'Eight views of Calcutta' published in London c.1870. Originally known as the Bank of Calcutta, the bank received its Royal Charter in 1809 and became the Bank of Benga... Read More
 19 Nov 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Indian Silver Currency - An historical and economic study
By Karl Ellstaetter Karl
Translated by James Laurence Laughlin
Published by University Press, Chicago - 1895

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 19 Nov 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Growth of Currency Organisations in India
By Alakh Dhari
Published by The Bombay Chronicle Press, Bombay - 1915

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Introduction:

Before the advent of the British era the progress to currency... Read More
 19 Nov 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Indian Finance, Currency and Banking
By S.V. Doraiswami
Published by the S.V. Doraiswami, Madras - 1915

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Introduction:

The importance of the study of monetary problems is not sufficiently real... Read More
 25 Oct 2016 New Books
New Book:
Creation of Wealth : The Tatas from the 19th to the 21st Century
By R.M.Lala
Published by Penguin India - 2006

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When Jamsetji Tata started a trading firm in 1868, few could have guessed ... Read More
 25 Oct 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Iron And Steel India
A chapter from the life of Jamshedji N. Tata.
By Lovat Fraser
Published by Times Press, Bombay - 1919

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 25 Oct 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The life and life work of J.N. Tata
By Sir Dinshaw Edulji Wacha (1844-1936)
Published by Ganesh & Co., Madras - 1915

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 29 Apr 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
Indigo and India
By Sunny Narang

I find it funny those questioning the name of India , when one of the most ancient dyes is named after the "Indian Dye" that is Indigo or Neel in Sanskrit .

Before the Arabs called us Hind , the Greeks and Romans had been trading textiles and called us In... Read More
 22 Apr 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
International law and custom in ancient India
By Pramathanath Bandyopadhyay
Published by Calcutta University Press, Calcutta - 1920

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The geographical configuration of India, her e... Read More
 12 Nov 2015 New Books
New Book:
By Sweat and Sword: Trade, Diplomacy and War in Kerala Through the Ages
By K.K. Nair
Published by Manohar Publishers, New Delhi - 2012

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"All that one knows about Indian history is that ... Read More