March 12th, 2021

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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:

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Here are a few coins and notes:

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

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A square coin with Arabic, Urdu or Persian:

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Half-anna coin of the East India Company:

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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:

silvertalkies.com/anke-gowda/



Do look at the other photos in the FB album

here

or on FB,

here