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Economics: Cottage Industries: South Asia
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The recorded history for South Asia has been traced back to the fourth century B.C.E., with clear evidence of flourishing civilization consisting of cities, palaces, and forts. The region was considered culturally and monetarily rich for centuries. It exported soft silk and textiles to N…

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Absar, Syeda Sharmin, “Economics: Cottage Industries: South Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0229c>
First published online: 2009

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