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Fabric of freedom

Fabric of freedom
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First Published: Sat, Jan 31 2009. 12 30 AM IST
Updated: Sat, Jan 31 2009. 01 03 PM IST
Islampur in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district is perhaps the only integrated production centre of handspun silk in the state. Some 20,000 families here are dependent on the silk economy, doing everything from cultivating the cocoon to weaving.
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Text by Aveek Datta; photographs by Indranil Bhoumik / Mint
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First Published: Sat, Jan 31 2009. 12 30 AM IST