ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Carpets of Ugly Design

Child Labour In the Carpet Industry: A Status Report by S Vijayagopalan; NCAER, New Delhi, 1993; pp 64, Rs 120. THIS short book is based on a survey of 500 children working in the carpet industry in the Bhadohi-Mirzapur belt of Uttar Pradesh. It has a curious provenance, having been sponsored by the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Government of India. Rather tellingly, the front flap states, "Unless and until the problems of child labour are tackled on a war footing, not only the Indian carpet export trade wilt be in jeopardy, but every other export-oriented handicraft item will be suspect in the mind of the importers". However, though concern for "the mind of the importer" may have inspired this study, any study of child labour is welcome at any time, given the great importance of the issue

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