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

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Classics on Indian Banking

Classics on Indian Banking Bhabatosh Datta THERE are different ways of celebrating a centenary, some more glamorous than others. The State Bank of India has done an excellent service to the students of Indian banking by reprinting three rare books on the subject, on the occasion of the centenary of the Presidency Banks Act of 1876. The Act of 1876 brought all the three Presidency Banks under a common legal framework and it remained the basic law for these three banks until they were amalgamated as the Imperial Hank of India in 1921. A full history of the Imperial Hank of India, starting with the establishment of the Bank of Calcutta in 1806, which became the Bank of Bengal in 1809, is .still awaited, but meanwhile everyone interested in the subject will be able to collect extremely interesting information from the books that have now been made available in the form of xerox reproductions.

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