The personal interest of Dilnavaz Mehta , an art historian and entrepreneur, in old books and ancient history, led her to conceptualize Rare Finds in the year 1995.

She conceptualized Rare Finds as a unique outlet which would sell antiquarian maps and books, related to India or Hindoostan (including the areas surrounding India and parts of Asia).

Dilnavaz has constantly endeavoured to provide good quality genuine pieces of antiquarian maps and books at affordable prices through Rare Finds.

In a market operated by untrained individuals in India, Rare Finds is administered and operated in a professional manner by Dilnavaz who has a post graduate Diploma in Indian aesthetics with a specialization in artworks and history of India during the period of the sixteenth to nineteenth century.
Her extensive research and study of antiquarian books, maps, prints, paintings, drawings published in and on India and her experience to this field makes Rare Finds a reliable source for old and rare books, maps and prints in India.
A customer at Rare Finds is spoilt for choice and utmost importance is given to customer satisfaction .

To increase awareness about rare, fascinating and historically relevant books ad maps Dilnavaz curates exhibitions on these a regular basis in Bombay. These exhibitions under the name of Rare Finds are a much awaited and popular event in the cultural and art calendars of the city of Mumbai ( Bombay) .

The company Rare Finds and its products have been profiled and featured in leading national and international newspapers, magazines and television channels.