बैठक

05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

Conflictorium
Gool Lodge Opposite R.C High School of Commerce, Delhi Chakla, Ahmedabad, India 380001

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2017-11-25 17:30:00 2017-11-25 18:30:00 Asia/Kolkata बैठक

Join for a talk on ‘India’s Artisans and their Crafts: A heritage in crisis’ on November 25, 2017 at 5:30 pm.

RSVP: conflictorium@gmail.com

About the speaker:

Prof Ashoke Chatterjee served as Executive Director, Senior Faculty, Distinguished Fellow and Professor of Communication and Management at the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad.
He has a background in the engineering industry, international civil service, tourism development and has served a range of development institutions in India and overseas, particularly in the sectors of crafts, drinking water, sanitation, disability, livelihoods and education. An author and writer, his books include Dances of the Golden Hall and Rising.

About the Talk:

The talk will be about the craft movements roots in the Freedom movement, its position in post-Independence planning, and the crises the sector has faced with so-called ‘liberalisation’ and stringent competition — a combination that has led some in important places to dismiss handcraft as a ‘sunset industry’ despite the sector representing India’s second largest source of livelihood after agriculture, and comprising anywhere between 70 and 200 million artisans. It is a crisis of attitude and ignorance, neglecting a colossal Indian advantage. Latest expressions of this crisis have been the devastating impact of demonetisation and GST.

Conflictorium
Gool Lodge Opposite R.C High School of Commerce, Delhi Chakla, Ahmedabad, India 380001

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Join for a talk on ‘India’s Artisans and their Crafts: A heritage in crisis’ on November 25, 2017 at 5:30 pm.

RSVP: conflictorium@gmail.com

About the speaker:

Prof Ashoke Chatterjee served as Executive Director, Senior Faculty, Distinguished Fellow and Professor of Communication and Management at the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad.
He has a background in the engineering industry, international civil service, tourism development and has served a range of development institutions in India and overseas, particularly in the sectors of crafts, drinking water, sanitation, disability, livelihoods and education. An author and writer, his books include Dances of the Golden Hall and Rising.

About the Talk:

The talk will be about the craft movements roots in the Freedom movement, its position in post-Independence planning, and the crises the sector has faced with so-called ‘liberalisation’ and stringent competition — a combination that has led some in important places to dismiss handcraft as a ‘sunset industry’ despite the sector representing India’s second largest source of livelihood after agriculture, and comprising anywhere between 70 and 200 million artisans. It is a crisis of attitude and ignorance, neglecting a colossal Indian advantage. Latest expressions of this crisis have been the devastating impact of demonetisation and GST.




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