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Books on Indian and British Medals and Medallions


Medals of British India - by P. Puddester
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Medals of British India - by P. Puddester

Rs 4,500.00

PUDDESTER, ROBERT
Medals of British India with rarity and valuations. Volume One, Commemorative and Historical Medals from 1750 to 1947 London 2002. 562 pages, over 500 pieces illustrated throughout the text bound in cloth with dustwrapper.
Benefiting from extensive research in the Calcutta and Bombay mints this work charts the medallic history of the British Empire in India and Burma, from the mid-1700's to 1947, featuring more than 1200 medals, 500 of which are illustrated, commemorating or acknowledging events, personages, institutions and significant milestones and achievements of the Raj. Many medals of the Princely States are included especially if there is a particular British interest. Hundreds of new medals were uncovered through the author's research in the Indian mints and are detailed here for the first time. Medals issued by, and on behalf of, Kings & Queens, Maharajahs, governments, viceroys, durbars, universities, colleges, schools, exhibitions, associations and societies, are all described in detail along with the rarity and value of each medal. Far from just a catalogue of medals this work delves into the history of the persons and places found on British India medals and provides background information on the events and happenings depicted. Essays placed throughout the book draw together information on more than twenty-five subjects including: Royal Visits to British India (more than 50 medals for royal visits between 1869 and 1921), Exhibitions and Shows (more than 100 medals), Parsis in India (more than 50 medals), Viceroy Presentation Medals (17 Viceroy medals are illustrated with much new information), Agricultural & Horticultural Societies, Asiatic Society of Bengal, Railway Medals, Chief's Colleges, Photography in India, and many more including an essay on, Durbars, Titles, Customs, Caste & Ceremonies, as they relate to medals. The major universities of Calcutta, Bombay and Madras are represented by more than 200 medals with strong representation by other universities, schools and colleges. Numerous medals illustrate Royal Jubilees and other royal events, medical subjects, art societies, famous persons and rulers of princely states. An extremely detailed general index is included along with an index of medallists, designers, engravers, die cutters, artists, makers, publishers and mints.
 


Medals and Decorations of Independent India By Rana T. S. Chhina, Edward S. Haynes
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Medals and Decorations of Independent India By Rana T. S. Chhina, Edward S. Haynes

Rs 2,750.00

About the Book:
With its independence in 1947 and its emergence as a fully self-governing republic in 1950, India created new awards that arguably represent the first phaleristic manifestations of the country’s freedom. These new awards also represented the unique values of the new republic, and not just meant to discard the colonial legacy. Ostensibly, these awards were created to reward Indian citizens for bravery and national service. The first ever of its kind, the book offers a systematic, at once exhaustive description of the official military, police, and civilian awards of the Republic of India from 1947 to the present day. Taking a close look at the policy issues, legal issues, and other issues concerning these awards, the book sets out a critique of the policies that have governed their creation and bestowal. While focusing on official national awards, the book also provides information on Indian provincial awards, United Nations awards, various foreign awards given to Indians, and on awards of the pre-1947 Provisional Government of Free India. Also included in the book are various awards for meritorious police and fire services, besides several other official awards of the Indian Republic. The book is exquisitely illustrated with colour photographs of all medals, awards and decorations, described here. "This systematically compiled and meticulously researched account is essentially an anthology of all military and civilian awards of the Republic of India to date – the only authoritative work of its kind," says D.K. Palit, a former Major General of the Indian Army. Edward S. Haynes is a specialist in modern South Asian History: currently faculty member in the history department, Winthrop University, USA. Rana T.S. Chhina, a former pilot of the Indian Air Force, is a qualified flying instructor. A recipient of the Macgregor Medal for best military reconnaissance in 1986, he is currently secretary and editor of the USI Centre for Armed Forces Historical Research, New Delhi.

 


The Indian Distinguished Service Medal
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The Indian Distinguished Service Medal

Rs 4,500.00

By Rana Chhina


MEDAL YEAR BOOK 2007
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MEDAL YEAR BOOK 2007

Rs 1,500.00

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Book on Medals,tokken.


Chapras by Praful Thakkar
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Chapras by Praful Thakkar

Rs 1,000.00

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Collector's Guide to Belt Buckles, Badges & Badge Plate of India.


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