Did You Know These Facts About Chawnni-Athanni?

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About Chawnni-Athanni?
Did You Know These Facts About Chawnni-Athanni?

In our childhood days Chawnni- Athanni means a lot for all of us. Those days are remembered for forever. On those days Chawnni- Athanni was the part of our happiness. At those days we are didn’t need hundreds of rupee to buy a balloons or chocolate. but did you know the real calculations behind these Chawnni-Athanni? Here we share the mathematical calculation behind these Chawnni-Athanni.

Chawnni-Athanni
Chawnni-Athanni

The values of the subdivisions of the rupee during British rule (and in the first decade of independence) were:

• 1 rupee = 16 anna (later 100 naye paise)

• 1 ardharupee = 8 anna, or 1⁄2 rupee (later 50 naye paise)

• 1 pavala = 4 anna, or 1⁄4 rupee (later 25 naye paise)

• 1 beda = 2 anna, or 1⁄8 rupee (later equivalent to 12.5 naye paise)

• 1 anna = 1⁄16 rupee (later equivalent to 6.25 naye paise)

• 1 paraka = 1⁄2 anna (later equivalent to 3.125 naye paise)

• 1 kani (pice) = 1⁄4 anna (later equivalent to 1.5625 naye paise)

• 1 damari (pie) = 1⁄12 anna (later equivalent to 0.520833 naye paise)

• 1 rupee = 16 anna

• 1 Athanni (dheli) = 1⁄2 rupee

• 1 Chawanni = 1⁄4 rupee

• 1 Dawanni = 1⁄8 rupee

• 1 Anna/Ekanni = 1⁄16 rupee

• 1 Taka/Adhanni = 1⁄32 rupee

• Paisa = 1⁄64 rupee

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• Dhela = 1⁄128 rupee ( 1⁄2 paisa)

• Pie = 1⁄3 paisa = 1⁄192 rupee

• Damari = 1⁄4 paisa = 1⁄256 rupee.

In 1957, the rupee was decimalised and divided into 100 naye paise (Hindi for “new paise”); in 1964, the initial “naye” was dropped. Many still refer to 25, 50 and 75 paise as 4, 8 and 12 annas respectively, similar to the usage of “two bits” in American English for a quarter-dollar.

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