What role did Battala play in printing technology, in Bengal?
An entire area in central Calcutta—the Battala was devoted to the printing of popular books.
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Here one could buy cheap editions of religious tracts and scriptures.
A lot of these books were illustrated with woodcuts and coloured lithographs.
Pedlars took the Battala publications to their homes, enabling women to read them in their leisure time.