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The Chank Bangle Industry in India


    FROM a commercial as well as an artistic point of view the chank or conch shell industry is so important that in 1910 the Government of Madras deputed Mr. J. Hornell, superintendent of the Pearl and Chank Fisheries' Department, to visit northern India and report upon the subject. The result of his inquiries is described in an interesting monograph published in vol. iii., No. 7, of the Memoirs of the Asiatic Society of Bengal.

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