I didn't mention this before in The E-Sylum, but had seen an email from Marudhar Arts noting that Krause cataloguer George Cuhaj would be attending the launch ceremony for a new book. Last week I'd asked George how it went, only to learn that a bureaucratic delay led to him missing the trip. But here's some more information on the book and event, courtesy of George. Thanks!
Rajender Maru with the former Prime Minister H. D. Deva Gowda of India graced the event by re-launching the South Asian Coins and Paper Money – Indian Edition book.
South Asian Coins and Paper Money, Indian Edition (including undivided India prior to 1947).
$60.00 retail, hardcover.
Scott Tappa, publisher of the Numismatic division first meet with Archie Maru at the ANA's 2011 World's Fair of Money in Rosemont and then followed up with further a meeting with his father, Rajender Maru proprietor of Marudhar Arts, at the Berlin World Money Fair in February 2012, and a second meeting with Archie at the Philadelphia ANA in 2012.
After that third meeting a schedule was drawn up and plans made for a new publication. Using the South Asian book as a basis, but only including listings for India proper. What was 400 pages in the 1982 book has now been enlarged to 540 pages, with the addition of one new Mughal ruler, two new independent kingdom, one new Princely state, many new mint listings as well as hundreds of new images. Republic of India proof and mint sets have also been complete revised.
As the production of the book finalized in January, Archie traveled to Iola, Wisconsin, for a bit more than two weeks to work directly with Tom Michael and George Cuhaj to get the project done to everyone's satisfaction.
We are already talking about a 2015 edition, which will be further expanded to include listings for the two earliest Mughal emperors, Humayun and Babur, making that section complete.
The revisions, of course can see seen on-line thru NumisMaster.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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