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OFF THE DECKLE EDGE, A PAPERMAKING JOURNEY THROUGH INDIA. Neeta Premchand
(Papermaking).

OFF THE DECKLE EDGE, A PAPERMAKING JOURNEY THROUGH INDIA.

Bombay: The Ankur Project, 1995. square 8vo. paper-covered boards, dust jacket. 127+(1) pages with 7 bound-in full-page specimens and 107 color photographs. First edition. The industrialization of papermaking has obscured the traditional ways through which handmade paper is produced. However, Off the Deckle Edge reminds us of the longstanding history of papermaking along with the visual and sensual qualities handmade paper possesses. Premchand marries seven bound-in full-page paper specimens with 107 colorful and exotic photographs..... READ MORE

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                                     Acknowledgements 9
                                     Introduction 11
                  Throw the seeds    KALPI 14
                                     The paper-making process 24 
                    into the wind    SANGANER 38
       which will carry them far;    JUNNAR 46
    if they fall on stony ground,    AURANGABAD 58
                                     Paper-making in India 66
                                     The history of paper-making 74 
        they will wither and die,    WARDHA 88
but if they fall on fertile soil,    PUNE 98
                 they will sprout    AHMEDABAD 104
                 and bloom again.    PONDICHERRY 110 
                Munnalal Khaddari    Conclusion 118
                      Kalpi, 1994    Bibliogaphy 122 
                                     Glossary 123
                                     Afterword 124