Be it Ancient or Modern India, cotton has always been one of the most important traded commodities and Ahmedabad has always been a prominent hub for the same. The city has ideal climatic and cultural conditions for the cotton and textile industry to grow and this is how the city came to be compared with Manchester.
Manchester is a city located in England and it is famous for its cotton mills across the globe. A trait picked up by Ahmedabad at the end of the 20th century. Why just Ahmedabad and not any other city? Why Manchester and not Boston? There are interesting stories behind that, which are to be uncovered as part of this digital walk. We would walk through the history of Ahmedabad, the rising of the city as the textile capital of the country, and the stark similarities between Ahmedabad and Manchester that gave the city the title "Manchester of the East".
This is an online guided tour. This event is free and open to all.