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Handmade in India

Liebl, Maureen and Roy, Tirthankar (2003) Handmade in India. Economic and Political Weekly, 38 (51-52). pp. 5366-5376. ISSN 0012-9976

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Abstract

In recent years, Indian handicrafts have emerged as a major exportable, illustrating the potential that these apparently obsolete technologies possess for meeting new kinds of consumer demand. And yet, the potential remains vastly underutilised, given the myriad problems on the supply and demand side. This paper gives a brief overview of craft production and marketing in India, examines why the potential has not so far been realised and discusses some interventions.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://epw.in/
Additional Information: © 2003 Economic and Political Weekly
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: L - Industrial Organization > L6 - Industry Studies: Manufacturing > L67 - Other Consumer Nondurables: Clothing, Textiles, Shoes, and Leather
L - Industrial Organization > L6 - Industry Studies: Manufacturing > L69 - Other
Sets: Departments > Economic History
Collections > Economists Online
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Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2012 13:06
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/47107/

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