Chhattisgarh: A Numismatic History, a unique film on story of coins

Nice to read about this movie titled Chattisgarh which documents coin history in the State.

The film titled Chhattisgarh

Movies make us laugh, cry, jump with joy and grab the nearest pillow in fear. But some movies teach us a lot about life, history and philosophy. One such documentary feature film on The Coins of Chhattisgarh from the collection of Dr. Bhanu Pratap Singh was shot in the month of June.

Think about the history you’re holding in your hand. It could be a coin issued in the memory of win over the western gang king by Kalchuri King Jajalladeva by portraying himself as a lion attacking and defeating such an elephant like enemy or may be a silver punch-marked coin counter struck with Malhar symbol to show a clear sovereignty of the state. Coin collectors are stewards of these treasures and a wise collector can also turn them into an investment.

The collection was beautifully displayed at an exhibition and a film with a story about the kings and the coins issued by them was shot around it.

Would be great to see this movie. The history of coinage in India is such an understudied subject…

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