ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Medieval Merchants

Meenakshi Tyagarajan Two Medieval Merchant Guilds of South India by Meera Abraham; Manohar Publications, New Delhi, 1989; pp xii + 273. THIS is a remarkable book. It is a work of deep scholarship in a specialised area by a non-professional. Meera Abraham is not a practising academic The blurb identifies her as the wife of a former Indian ambassador. The author's preface states that the project was almost completely self-financed, even though it required some trips abroad. The study has obviously taken many years of patient laborious work. Only total commitment to the subject could have sustained the effort a work of this nature requires.

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