deponti (deponti) wrote,

Anke Gowda Book House, Kennalu, Mandya Distt, 110321

We visited Sri Anke Gowda's vast collection of books, and also looked at his coin and currency note collection. The books are a jumbled lot, in dusty piles, and only a fraction has been catalogued. No one reads them, and I found this very sad and ironic. I've clicked a few photos.

Here we are, with Guru Prasad honouring Sri Anke Gowda:


Here are a few coins and notes:


Prime Minister Nehru's face on a Rs.25 note:


A square coin with Arabic, Urdu or Persian:


Half-anna coin of the East India Company:


Read more about Sri Anke Gowda, who was given an old movie theatre hall to house the books, which lie in piles (and pillars) everywhere:

Do look at the other photos in the FB album


or on FB,

Tags: books, collection, heritage, history, karnataka, travel

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