In ‘Imprints of Culture: Block Printed Textiles of India’, Eiluned Edwards shares the voices of craftspeople while also analysing government and NGO programmes.
In a culture where people seldom speak their minds to friends, the historian and international textile authority could be a fierce critic when she felt one was going astray.
A long-time friend writes about Martand Singh’s drive and commitment to document Indian textiles and reveal them to the world.
It is ironic that we ignore the handlooms industry for this is precisely the sector that could make the ‘Make in India’ and ‘Skill India’ initiatives work.
We are happy to accept whatever we hear, as long as it confirms our worst fears and biases. But India is a much more complex society