Textiles in Ancient India /
: Kiran Singh
: English
Book Type
: Reference Book
: History, Art & Culture
Publication Year
: 1994
: 8171241212
Binding Type
: Hard Bound
: xvi + 192, Pages + Biblio. + 11 Maps + 7 Plates, Size : Demy i.e. 22 x 14.5 Cm.

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Dr. Kiran Singh’s book deals with the history of Indian Textiles from very early times to the Mauryan period. Textiles form an integral part of material culture everywhere. It has a wide coverage dealing with subjects such as raw materials of textiles, spinning, weaving, dyeing, embroidery, trade and commerce—internal as well as foreign-trade routes, labour, and guilds which regulated economic activity. The book contains many maps, plates and pictures which illustrate several things relating to textiles. Altogether the present book presents a comprehensive, balanced and straightforward acount of a highly important aspect of economic life in ancient India. The specialist and the general reader, both will find the book on Indian Textiles extremely useful.