Crafting the Nation in Colonial India

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Springer, Jul 20, 2009 - History - 265 pages
Drawing on a wide range of archival evidence, Abigail McGowan argues that crafts seized the political imagination in western India because they provided a means of debating the present and future of the country.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Demanding Knowledge Documenting the Body
22
From Colonial Knowledge to the Problem with Crafts
67
Preservationist Design and the Independent Artisan
103
Rationalization Efficiency and the Cult of the Craftsman
149
The Long Life of Difference Gandhi and the Politics of Crafts after 1920
187
Notes
204
Bibliography
245
Index
261
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ABIGAIL MCGOWAN is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Vermont, USA.

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