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Re: Mesrovb Jacob Seth - Useful Research Sources
Posted by: Liz Chater (ID *****5309) Date: September 28, 2011 at 04:15:02
In Reply to: mesrob jacob seth by sheila turner of 136

Dear Sheila and Ashley, I have just come across your posting about Mesrovb Jacob Seth. I research Armenians in India, so I hope I can give you some pointers on where to look for your Seth's of India.

Firstly, Mesrovb Jacob Seth's book, 'Armenians in India' originally published in 1937 - a re-print copy can be purchased through 'Asian Educational Services, of New Delhi' - just google the name and their details will come up.

Mesrovb Seth’s FIRST book, ‘History of the Armenians in India’ originally printed in 1895, can also be purchased as a re-print copy obtainable from Gorgias Press, again google the name and the details will come up. Alternatively this book is now available as a free download from Unfortunately, Seth’s later book mentioned above (Armenians in India) is not yet scanned for a free download.

Both books will give you a good starting point for your research into the Seth’s of India, however there are errors in both books, so perhaps treat the content cautiously and do your own independent checks on information that interests you.

A further book that contains many details on various Armenian Seth’s in Singapore and Malaysia, but with some cross-overs of Seth’s from India, is ‘Respected Citizens: The History of Armenians in Singapore and Malaysia’ by Nadia Wright, copies obtainable directly from her website:

There are also many Armenians mentioned, including some early Seth’s in my own book ‘Armenian Graves, Inscriptions and Memorials in India. DACCA’ obtainable from, full colour phtographs of the Armenian graves in Dacca, as well as a number of Family Tree charts to help the family history researcher.

If you are interested in Armenians in India, then you may find my website
useful as I have many hundreds of Armenian grave inscriptions taken from Armenian graves all over India. The photographs are not currently available but the grave inscriptions may be of interest. If you search it, there are a number of Seth graves and inscriptions.

I hope this will help you and others who are researching Armenians in Asia.

best wishes
Liz Chater

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