Further reading


All India Cooperative Union. Survey of Indian handicrafts: report on the marketing of handicrafts. New Delhi: All India Handicrafts Board, Ministry of Industry, GOI, 1955.

All India Women’s Conference. Artisan in the Indian society. Bombay: All-India Women’s Conference, 1949.

Anonymous. Embroideries. Imperial Gazetteer ofIndia, Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1908.

Arasaratnam, S. Weavers, merchants, and company: the handloom industry in south-eastern India 1750-1790, in Sanjay Subrahmanyam (ed.) Merchants, markets and the state in early modern India. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1990.

Ashton, Sir Leigh (ed). The art of India and Pakistan: a commemorative catalogue of the exhibition held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London 1947-8. London: Faber and Faber, 1950.

Barnard, Nicholas. Arts and crafts of India. London: Conran Octopus, 1993.

Barnes, Ruth. Indian block-printed cotton fragments in the Kelsey Museum. The University of Michigan, Kelsey Museum Studies, Volume 8. Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press, 1993.

Basham, A.L. The wonder that was India. New York: Taplinger Publishing Co., 3rd rev. ed., 1968.

Basu, Iola. Development of Indian pottery, in Ram Dhamija (ed.) Sixty years of writing on art and crafts in India (from Roopa-Lekha 1928-1988). Delhi: Sterling Publishers, 1988.

Benjamin, Mita and Helen Perheentupa. Craft documentation of the Lambanis of Sandur. Sandur Kushala Kendra, Karnataka. (Manuscript) Ahmedabad: National Institute of Design, 1987.

Birdwood, Sir George. The industrial arts of India. London: Chapman and Hall, 1880; London: Reprint Press, 1971.

Brennig, Joseph J. The textile trade of 17th century northern Coromandel: a study of a pre-modern Asian export industry. Ph. D. dissertation, University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, Mich: University Microfilms, 1975.

Brijbhushan, Jamila. Indian metalware. Bombay: All India Handicrafts Board, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, 1961.

Brunel, Francis. Jewellery of India: five thousand years of tradition. New Delhi: National Book Trust, 1972.

Buhler, Alfred. Indian resist-dyed fabrics, in Jasleen Dhamija and Jyotindra Jain (eds.) Handwoven fabrics of India. Ahmedabad: Mapin Publishing, 1989.

Cable, Vincent, Ann Weston and L.C. Jain. The commerce of culture: experience of Indian handicrafts. New Delhi: Lancer International, 1986.

Chattopadhyay, Kamaladevi. Indian handicrafts. New Delhi and New York: Allied Publishers, 1963.

Chattopadhyay, Kamaladevi. The glory of Indian handicrafts. New Delhi: Indian Book Company, 1976.

Chattopadhyay, Kamaladevi. Indian embroidery. New Delhi: Wiley Eastern, 1977.

Chattopadhyay, Kamaladevi. India’s craft tradition. New Delhi: Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, GOI, 1980.

Chattopadhyay, Kamaladevi. Handicrafts of India. New Delhi: Indian Council for Cultural Relations, 2nd rev. ed., 1985.

Chishti, Rta Kapur and Amba Sanyal. Saris ofIndia: Madhya Pradesh. Delhi: Wiley Eastern and Amar Vastra Kosh, 1989.

Coomarswamy, Anand K. The Indian craftsman. London: Probsthain and Co., 1909.

Cunningham, Alexander. Report of a tour in Bihar and Bengal in 1879-80, 2 vols. Calcutta: Superintendent of Government Printing, 1882.

Development Commissioner (Handlooms). Visvakarma kseta: four zones in traditional textile development and the Visvakarma II. New Delhi: Government of India, 1987.

Devi, Pria (ed). The master weavers. London: London Royal College of Art, 1982.

Dhamija, Jasleen. Indian folk arts and crafts. New Delhi: National Book Trust, 1970.

Durrans, Brian and Blurton, T. Richard (eds). The cultural heritage of the Indian village. London: British Museum, 1991.

Dutta, P.C. and D.K. Duarah (eds). Handicraftsof Arunachal Pradesh. Itanagar: Directorate of Research, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, 1990.

Elwin, Verrier. The tribal art of middle India. London: Oxford University Press, 1951.

Elwin, Verrier. The art of the north-east frontier of India. Shillong: North-East Frontier Agency, 1969.

Erikson, Joan. Mata ni pachedi: a book on the temple cloth of the mother goddess. Ahmedabad: National Institute of Design, 1968.

Fischer, Eberhard and Haku Shah. Rural craftsmen and their work: equipment and techniques in the Mer village of Ratadi in Saurashtra, India. Ahmedabad: National Institute of Design, 1970.

Fischer, Eberhard, Jyotindra Jain and Haku Shah. Textiles for the mother goddess in India. Zurich: Museum Rietberg, 1982.

Fisher, Nora (ed). Mud, mirror and thread: folktraditions of rural India. Ahmedabad: Mapin Publishing and Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, 1993.

Foster, William. The English factories in India 1618-1669 (13 vols) Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1906-27.

Frater, Judy and Nora Fisher. The east Indian textile collection at the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Unpublished manuscript. Santa Fe: Intenational Museum of Folk Art, 1986.

Gandhi, M.P. A monograph on handloom weaving industry in India. Bombay: Gandhi and Co., 1948.

Gascoigne, Bamber. The great Moghuls. New York: Harper and Row, 1971.

Gopal, Surendra. Commerce and crafts in Gujarat: 16th and 17th centuries. New Delhi: People’s Publishing House, 1975.

Irwin, John (ed). Calico museum of textiles: a select bibliography of Indian textiles. Ahmedabad: Calico Museum of Textiles, 1975.

Jain, Jyotindra and Aarti Agarwal. Museums ofIndia: National handicrafts and handlooms museum, New Delhi. Ahmedabad: Mapin Publishing, 1989.

Jain, Jyotindra. Introduction to everyday art of India: Sanskriti Museum of everyday art. New Delhi: Sanskriti Pratishthan, 1984.

Jaitly, Jaya. The craft traditions of India. New Delhi: Lustre Press, 1990.

Kosambi, D.D. The culture and civilization of ancient India in historical outline. Delhi: Vikas Publications, 1970.

Kramrisch, Stella. Dravida and Kerala in the art of Travancore. Ascona: Artibus Asiae, 1953.

Kramrisch, Stella. Traditions of the Indian craftsman, in Milton Singer (ed), Traditional India. Philadelphia: American Folklore Society, 1959.

Kramrisch, Stella. The Hindu temple (2 vols). Calcutta: University of Calcutta, 1946; reprint, Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1976.

Lal, Krishna. National Museum collection: bidri ware. New Delhi: National Museum, 1990.

Ludden, David. Craft production in an agrarian economy, in Michael W. Meister (ed), Making things in South Asia: the role of artist and craftsman. Philadelphia: Department of South Asia Regional Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 1988.

Mehta, Rustam J. The handicrafts and industrial arts of India. Bombay: D.B. Taraporevala and Sons, 1960.

Michell, George, Catherine Lampert and Tristram Holland (eds). In the image of man. London: Arts Council of Great Britain and Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1982.

Ministry of Education and Culture. Tribal arts and crafts of India. New Delhi: GOI, 1982.

Ministry of I&B. Indian handicrafts. New Delhi: Publications Division, Government of India, 1968.

Mukharji, T.N. Art-manufactures of India. Calcutta: Superintendent of Government Printing, 1888.

Nath, Aman and Francis Wacziarg (eds). Arts and crafts of Rajasthan. Ahmedabad and New York: Mapin Publishing, 1987.

Paine, Shelia. Chikan embroidery, the floral whitework of India. Aylesbury, Bucks: Shire Publications, 1989.

Pal, H. Bisham. Handicrafts of Rajasthan. New Delhi: Publications Director, Ministry of I&B, 1984.

Ramaswamy, Vijaya. Textiles and weavers in medieval south India. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1985.

Ranjan, M.P., Nilam Iyer and Ghanshyam Pandya. Bamboo and cane crafts of northeast India. New Delhi: Development Commissioner of Handicrafts, Government of India, 1986.

Rawlinson, H.G. India: a short cultural history. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1968.

Riazuddin, A. History of handicrafts: Pakistan-India. National Hijra Council, Pakistan, 1988.

Saraf, D.N. Indian crafts: development and potential. New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House, 1982.

Shah, Haku (ed). Form and many forms of mother clay: contemporary Indian pottery and terracotta. New Delhi: National Crafts Museum; New York: Mapin International, 1985.

Shah, Haku Village ritual art, in Josef James (ed), Art and life in India: the last four decades. Shimla: Indian Institute of Advanced Study in association withB.R. Publishing Corp., 1989.

Stronge, S. Bidri ware: inlaid metalwork from India. London: 1985.

Taimni, K.K. Handicrafts cooperatives for employment generation. Bombay: Commerce Publications, 1982.

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Varadarajan, Lotika. South Indian traditions of kalamkari. Ahmedabad: National Institute ofDesign, 1982.

Varadarajan, Lotika. Ajrakh and related techniques: traditions of textile printing in Kutch. Ahmedabad: The NewOrder Book Co., 1983.

Watt, George. Indian art at Delhi, 1903, being the official catalogue of the Delhi exhibition, 1902-1903. Calcutta, 1903.

Welch, Stuart Cary. India: art and culture, 1300-1900. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1985.



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