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A comprehensive book on Indian silk industry launched
09
Jan '12
Indian Ways of Silk: Precious Threads Bridging India's Past, Present and Future, a book discussing various aspects of the indigenous silk industry of the country was officially released by Assam Assembly Speaker Pranab Gogoi in Guwahati.

Co-authored by Dilip Barooah, a writer and textile technocrat, and Ole Zethner and Rie Koustrup, both hailing from Denmark, the illustrative book is the first of its kind focusing on India's indigenous silk industry.

The book contains information about the biological, commercial, technological, cultural and historical aspects of sericulture and silk production in India.

The book especially discusses eri and muga silks and their cultures in Assam and the Northeast in detail.

It includes several minute details and interesting information like the existence of muga, eri and tassar silk in India precedes that of China's mulberry silk, which is used in India as paat silk, by 2,000 years.

Further, Indian mulberry and wild silk moths and their products have also been discussed at length in the book.

Mr. Barooah said the book would represent Indian silk on an international platform, and would earn high recognition for eri and muga silk across the world.

Releasing the book, Mr. Gogoi said the book would not only satisfy the long-standing recognition needs of the silk industry of Assam, but would also greatly contribute in projecting it before the world audience.

The book is the third in the series of books on silk industry compiled by Mr. Ole Zethner and Mr. Rie Koustrup. The first book, 'Ways of Silk' released in 2007, focuses on the European silk industry, while the other, 'African Ways of Silk', released in 2008 was co-authored with Sunesh Kumar Raina of Icipe, Kenya.

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