In the Shadows: Unknown Craftsmen of Bengal

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In certain villages of West Bengal, the rural economy is driven by rather unusual professions including making wigs, polo balls and shuttlecocks.

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Payal Mohanka (nee Singh) started her career as a journalist with The Illustrated Weekly of India and spent over a decade with the magazine covering a wide range of subjects. In 1995 she was awarded the prestigious Press Fellowhip to Wolfson College, Cambridge. She then moved to broadcast journalism, reporting for India Business Report on BBC World Service Television and CNBC India for over seven years. In 2002 she made a documentary on Chandernagor, a former French colony, titled Little France on the Hooghly and in 2003 a documentary on Mother Teresa, From Saint to Sainthood, which was selected for the Philadelphia Documentary Film Festival and screened at the Nehru Centre in London. Payal Mohanka has also written for Rediff.Com and The Round Table - the Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs.

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