This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 Excerpt: ...to five lakhs of rupees ( 50,000). Among the manufactures of the Central Provinces, a description of which was given in last year's Report, ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 Excerpt: ...to five lakhs of rupees ( 50,000). Among the manufactures of the Central Provinces, a description of which was given in last year's Report, there were displayed at the Exhibition the cotton and silk fabrics of Nagpore country; the embroideries in gold and silver of Boorhanpoor in Nimar; the carvings in stone and wood from Chanda and Nagpore; the armour, cutlery, and metal work from Nagpore; the ropes and carpets of the Jubbulpore School of Industry; the leather work from several districts and from the regimental workshops, and the like. Though much behind the manufactures of the more advanced parts of In 'ia, the articles collected for exhibition were interesting on the whole. The cloth manufacture was of course the most important, as being a branch of industry in which a large section of the population is engaged. During the last season English-made pie;e goods have been for the first time imported into our markets, of the very same kind as, indeed in close imitation of, those so long and successfully made in and about Nagpore, but at prices thirty per cent0 lower. If this import continues, then the decline of the old cloth manufactures of the Nagpore country must set in. As these fabrics would in that case be superseded by cheaper stuffs of equal merit, the result would be good for the people at large. Nor in all probability would it hurt the hand-loom weavers themselves, for the men would go off to other occupations where their skill and labor would be in greater request. Such has actually been the case with the weavers of the coarser stuffs, who are thrown out of their old employment by reason of the increased cost of country cotton and of the influx of machine-made stuffs. These men have in thousands taken to other kinds of labor whence good...Read Less
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