The dynamics of the marketplace are truly amazing. Adam Smith recognized this; others have tried to capture it. One excellent printed description comes in today's de gustibus entry in the Personal Journal.
Kissel does a great job in a short essay of capturing the purposeful hustle and bustle that is a marketplace in Delhi. The ebb and flow of competition, the knowledge gained from meeting the consumer's wishes, division of labor at its most elemental.
I strongly recommend this article for use in your economics, world cultures or geography classes.
I look forward to your comments.