Desire for the Nation State



The central theme for this chapter was triggered from the story Vaikuntam narrated about the official surveyor of the All India Handicraft Board (AIHB) stumbled upon Vaikuntam’s father’s sister selling idols at a temple in Vemulawada. But more than the incident itself, it is the way in which Vaikuntam narrates the events that makes it seem, as we have discussed in the previous chapter, that the craft was almost in a way ‘discovered’ by the state.


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  1. 1.Department of Liberal ArtsIndian Institute of TechnologyHyderabadIndia

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