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Are there tooth fairies in India?

Are there tooth fairies in India?

I started to think about my wobbly tooth and if it falls out whether there are tooth fairies in India? Mummy thinks yes.  Then I asked Pa what would they put under my pillow? Would it be Indian money or a pound coin like in Box?  So we thought it might be good to explain about Indian money so I would know a bit more about it.

What is the Indian currency (money) called?
The Indian currency is called the Indian Rupee (INR) and the coins are called paise. The word rupee came from the Sanskrit word “raupya” which means silver coin. One rupee is made up of 100 paise. (A bit like there are 100 pence in a pound).

There are about 80 Indian Rupees to 1 British Pound (80 INR = £1).

Indian Coins : Paise 

25 and 50 paise coins

1 rupee, 2 rupee and 5 rupee coins

Indian Bank Notes: Rupees

10 rupees

20 rupees

50 rupees

100 rupees

1000 rupees

So I wonder when my tooth falls out.. whether the tooth fairy will come.. will she leave something behind.. what will it be?