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Trading in tradition (India)

Date : 2011-05-12 21:35:54

DescriptionOFFERING credit card facilities to people who make up the poorest strata of society sounds like one of those social experiments of the 1960s which were often described as radical. Finding out that Indian artisans have access to such a service surprised the international media at the Indian Handicrafts and Gifts Fair in New Delhi. That, together with health insurance, a social security programme and other benefits (see main story), is the kind of support the Indian government provides for the handicraft industry, and which contributes to keeping alive the age-old heritage of its artisans. As with many countries, including Malaysia, it is a fact that the younger generation are shying away from taking over the artisanal work of their fathers as a livelihood as there is often little money in it. (...)

Name of InstitutionTrading in tradition (India)

Author(s) NameKristen Patin

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