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The Warp and Woof: An Enquiry into the Handloom Industry in West Bengal

S.K. Das (Author)
Synopsis This book is about the weavers of West Bengal, about their avocation, heritage, culture and tradition carried on since the days of antiquity. Developed as a labour intensive industry, handloom weaving in Bengal all through its existence not only provided one of the basic requirements of civilized living but in course of time also came to be known as the products of high excellence. During the entire existence, the industry has survived a series of onslaughts. The weavers of Bengal who carry the tradition and heritage have always made it possible to tide over the crisis. The Author visited different places of production throughout the state, and to the different expositions held from time to time as well as to the rural markets for a first hand idea about what is produced, how they are produced and marketed and also about the life and living of the people who make things possible.
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About the author

S.K. Das

After Post graduation from Calcutta University Dr. Sujit Kumar Das joined Bangabasi College as lecturer in 1981 and served the institution up to January 2000 when he joined New Alipore College as Principal. He did his Ph.D. from Kalyani University under the supervision of Dr. Pronab Kumar Bhattacharya, Dean, faculty of Arts and Commerce, Kalyani University.

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Title The Warp and Woof: An Enquiry into the Handloom Industry in West Bengal
Author S.K. Das
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170742358
length viii+220p., Maps; Tables; Figures; Notes; Bibliography; Glossary; Index; 23cm.