A new book from Manipal University Press in India covers the numismatics of Travancore. -Editor
Title: Legends of Travancore - A Numismatic Heritage
Author / Editor: Joseph Thomas
Month and Year: May, 2015
Book Price (including shipment): 1115 (within India)
About the Book:
The Kingdom of Travancore in the Southern part of India was a native state in British India which was well known for its progressive
outlook. Its enlightened royalty ruled the country as Sree Padmanabha Dasa. They had in place a well oiled administrative mechanism that
implemented various programs and reforms, resulting in an overall development of Travancore. Though Travancore was under the colonial
rulers, there was a well-orchestrated administrative machinery for coinage. Coins were minted as per the specifications ordered by the
periodically issued Royal Proclamations. It is creditable that Travancore retained its independence in its functioning to a large extent.
This book is an insight into the coins of Modern Travancore (from 1729 AD) which not only reflects the religious beliefs of the rulers, but
also sketches the socio-political atmosphere of the period.
About the Author:
Dr Joseph Thomas hailing from Thiruvananthapuram, is a Professor of Urology at Manipal University in India. His passion for collecting
coins developed into a serious numismatic pursuit. His special area of interest is the study of the history of Venad and Travancore. His
detailed study of the Travancore coins and the various related issues give an insight into the rich numismatic heritage of modern
Travancore. He is a Life Member of the Philatelic and Numismatic Association of Thiruvananthapuram and a Life Member of the South Indian
Numismatic Society, Chennai
See the article elsewhere in this issue profiling the book's author, Dr. Joseph Thomas M. -Editor
For more information, or to order, see:
Legends of Travancore - A Numismatic Heritage
Wayne Homren, Editor
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