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Deciphering History One Coin At a Time

Deciphering History One Coin At a Time

  “mere jeb me 5 futti cowdie be nahin hain aur mein 5 lakh ka sauda kar raha hun” Ever wondered about these “futti cowdie” dialogues in the Hindi movies? Apparently, ¬†cowrie shells were used as coins in eastern India not too long ago. Learned this and more as I wrote this article about ancient Indian currency.   Read about economist Tandon’s work. html. pdf.