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Muslin refers to a textile that was actively produced and exported in ancient India.—By the time trade with the Roman Empire reached its peak, India was a major exporter of textiles (eg., Muslin), specially cotton and silk. Muslin is a thin, loosely woven cotton fabric is highly suitable for hot climates. It was introduced into Europe from Bengal in the 17th century, and one way to test its fineness was to pass a piece of it through a finger ring.

Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Other Technologies: A Survey
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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