How did the small-scale industries predominate in India?

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While factory industries grew steadily after the war, large industries formed a small segment of the economy. Most of them were located in Bengal and Bombay.

  • Over the rest of the country, small-scale production continued to predominate.
  • In some instances, handicrafts production actually expanded in the 20th century.
  • While cheap machine-made thread wiped out the spinning industry in the 19th century, handloom cloth production survived, despite problems.