10. Crafts, Artisans, and the Nation-State in India

  1. Isabelle Clark-Decès
  1. Mira Mohsini PhD

Published Online: 27 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444390599.ch10

A Companion to the Anthropology of India

A Companion to the Anthropology of India

How to Cite

Mohsini, M. (2011) Crafts, Artisans, and the Nation-State in India, in A Companion to the Anthropology of India (ed I. Clark-Decès), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444390599.ch10

Editor Information

  1. Princeton University, USA

Author Information

  1. School of Oriental and African Studies, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 4 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198929

Online ISBN: 9781444390599

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Keywords:

  • crafts, artisans and nation-state in India - heart of South Delhi, venue where artisans, tourists, families, food vendors and government officials mingle;
  • Dilli Haat, venue where artisans interact - and the crafts museum in Delhi, Indian handicrafts;
  • crafts and artisans in India, and handicraft sector - second largest employer;
  • handicrafts sector - value to the Indian economy;
  • studies on crafts and artisans in India - through perspectives and disciplines;
  • theme in anthropological studies of crafts and artisans in India - identities among artisanal groups;
  • Christopher Lee, nuances aspects of identity formation - artisans, Muslim sari weavers in Banaras;
  • Clare Wilkinson - Weber's ethnography (1999) of Lucknow embroidery industry, chikan-kari;
  • discursive relationship, artisans and nation-state - independence movements of nineteenth and early twentieth centuries;
  • case of Muslim artisans in urban India - constructs of symbiosis, crafts production and nation-state

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Crafts and Artisans in India: An Overview

  • Ethnographic Accounts of Artisans in Modern India

  • Artisans and the Nation-State

  • The Case of Muslim Artisans in Urban India

  • References