Village fairs: are they common throughout India?The Indian economy has many facets. It has many colors. There is so much of a variety and the economy of the poor, by the poor and for the poor, is huge. It is a real thrill to see it, experience it, and turn buyers, even to a very limited extent.
I wish to know this. We, in Tamil Nadu, have village fairs, at the drop of a hat. There are so many temple festivals, and there is a huge economy that springs up from nowhere. Thousands come to worships the God, but there is a huge economy. The "miracle" shops, if I may call it, spring up from nowhere. At least fifteen sweet shops, and many of them have a huge variety of halwa sold. The thirty odd bangle shops for the ladies. At times, two small hotels, offering a huge variety of snacks. And at least twenty shops, all temporary, selling what goes into the "archana" or whatever inside the temple. These fairs in thousands of villages happen so often. People buy everything. There are too many cheap items to buy, included unbranded textiles like the shirt and pant bits.
Is this true of other States? What about North India? And in Kerala or Karnataka or even Telengana or AP, for that matter?