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Reviving a Rural Industry: Silk Producers and Officials in India and Bangladesh 1880s to 1980s

Price : $22.00
ISBN # : 9788173041259
Author : Willem van Schendel
pages: 249
Edition : Hardbound
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Manohar
Published : 1995

The book deals with rural silk producers and hundred years of silk development policy in Bengal. It analyses and compares silk policy in colonial Bengal, West Bengal, East Pakistan and Bangladesh.Based on a detailed archival and field study of one silk region, now divided between India and Bangladesh, it looks at the complex interplay of population growth, the com-mercialisation, household composition, household level decision making, the role of gender and related factors.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Thursday 13 July, 2006.
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