Weighing & measuring articles

Basavaraj Yalamalli (53) of Davangere, Karnataka has been dealing with ancient weighing and measuring articles for the past 40 years. In 2006-07, he set up an exclusive museum for his collection of more than 2,000 such articles, sourced by seeking out antique material dealers and visiting museums across the country. In 2010-11, he published a book on the subject, titled Itihaasa Mattu Parampare in Kannada.