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Grand Launch of ‘Coins of India’, a Book Unveiling the Rich Tapestry of Indian Numismatics Spanning 600 BC to 2022 AD

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Mumbai: The rich and diverse history of Indian coins came to life as esteemed guests gathered at P. D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre for the grand launch of ‘Coins of India’. The book was launched by Mr. A.P. Hinduja, Chairman, Hinduja Group of Companies, India, Mr. Gautam Khanna, CEO P.D. Hinduja Hospital, Mr. Paul Abraham, President, Hinduja Foundation along with other dignitaries. The book crafted with meticulous attention to detail by Mr. Manish Verma, an accomplished Numismatist, working with the Hinduja Foundation as the curator of its Antiquity Collection. The book draws its inspiration primarily from the illustrious coin collection of the venerable Dr. Navin Shah. Renowned as the co-founder, former president, and trustee of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), Dr. Shah’s patronage infuses this event with unparalleled significance.

‘Coins of India’ stands as an indispensable read, meticulously unravelling the evolution of Indian coinage and illuminating its profound impact on the nation’s economic, cultural, and political fabric across the ages. Within its pages lies a treasure trove of over 327 vibrant coin images and illustrations, each accompanied by insightful commentary and intricate maps that vividly depict India’s numismatic journey. From the ancient realms of dynasties to the contemporary era, every coin showcased in the book narrates a compelling tale, serving as a timeless portal to the past that transcends the boundaries of time and space.

Dr. Navin C. Shah, Diplomate American Board of Urology and Diplomate American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians expressed his enthusiasm for the project, stating, “The exploration of Indian coinage is a captivating odyssey through time, revealing the intricate tapestry of our civilization. ‘Coins of India’ serves as a gateway to understanding the narratives inscribed upon these timeless artifacts. Through numismatics, we embark on a journey that transcends mere currency, delving into stories of conquests, trade, and societal transformations.”

Mr. Ashok P. Hinduja, Chairman, Hinduja Group of Companies, India, a revered patron of Indian arts and culture, commended the endeavour, remarking, “ I have always admired Dr. Navin Shah’s exceptional assortment of Indian coins spanning from 600 BC to 2022 AD. ‘Coins of India’ stands out as an unique and remarkable piece of work, offering insights into the historical, economic, political, and cultural dimensions of Indian coinage. I commend the Hinduja Foundation for their support in nurturing such endeavours that foster and preserve India’s rich art, culture, and heritage.”

With meticulous attention to detail and scholarly rigour, “Coins of India” promises to be an indispensable resource for historians, numismatists, and enthusiasts alike, inviting readers on a captivating journey through the annals of Indian history.

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