India’s traditional economy was a mix and balance of agriculture and handicrafts but with the coming of the British, this balance was systematically slaughtered. Traditional handicraft industries slipped away from their position of eminence and declined rapidly till almost the onset of the 19th century. This deindustrialization by the British crushed the main pillars of the Indian economy and the scientific talent of artisans. The artisans were creating some of the finest materials of the world, using the scientific principles of these objects.
Indian traditional handicraft sector covers a canopy of rich arts and crafts. Indian artisans have created some of the world’s finest materials in the line of scientific principles. The traditional industries still need to upgrade from their present position through scientific and technological interventions to a greater eminence. It being the 75th year of India’s independence and is the most suitable time to highlight the work, finesse, and scientific aspects of these handicrafts and handlooms globally. Celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsava, through this festival, we will focus on highlighting the tradition with the interaction of artisans and craftsmen with modern scientific approaches to give it a vast horizon.
DATE: 10-13 December 2021
COORDINATING AGENCY: AMPRI (CSIR)
1. Mohammad Akram Khan, AMPRI, 94253 73429
2. Sarika Verma, AMPRI, 94250 05438
3. Anil Kothari, VIBHA, 94251 48662
4. Rajeev Singh, VIBHA, 93112 25501
5. Nisha Nair, NCPOR, 98193 97896
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