By Mattison Mines
The traditional photograph of Indian society emphasizes its principally agrarian economic system and parochial outlook, but this picture ignores the main financial and political function of trade and artisan creation. This publication provides a learn of 1 of crucial artisan-merchant groups, the weavers, who shape the second one biggest region of the south Indian economic climate. It hence bargains an enormous corrective to the unbalanced photo that we have got of Indian social association from these money owed that experience centred virtually completely on agrarian society. Professor Mines strains the function of the weaver-merchants within the association, of south Indian states and society from the medieval interval to the current, and indicates that every now and then of their background they rivalled the prestige and tool of the agriculturalists. He additionally demonstrates that, faraway from being provincial, the weavers have for hundreds of years maintained supralocal enterprises to manage their affairs and characterize their pursuits. because the political financial system has replaced, in order that they have converted their corporations and created new ones higher to slot altering stipulations and pursuits.