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The Survival of the Handloom Industry


The letter titled “Plight of the Handloom Industry” by Ashish Kumar Meher (EPW, 23 July 2022) is important and timely.

At the beginning of the 19th century, craftspersons in England protested the introduction of machines fearing that their craftspersonship would become redundant and be replaced by machines. The incident is reckoned as the Luddite revolt. Since then, machinic production has been endangering manual occupations such as handloom.

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Updated On : 16th Aug, 2022
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