'This book is a work from Odisha\'s famous age-old Pata Chitra painting. Going through this book will give an ample knowledge on how cultural artifacts has an eminent role in the land of India. The narrative of India\'s handicrafts dates back to one of the oldest civilizations of the humanity. Magnificence, dignity, forms and style speaks for India\'s handicraft. The multitudes of variations we see in the art are exclusively exceptional whether we take round from any part of India. North, south east or west all parts of the country has their own way of depicting their arts and crafts. Past centuries of Odisha has placed the interesting and appealing art form which is known as Patachitra. It is such kind of art form which depicts our mythological history in canvas with bright colors and beautiful craftsmanship. It is an exclusive art form which differentiates it with other formsRead more
Preface v 1. Introduction 1 2. Village Handicraft and its Making 20 3. Caste, Women and Hereditary Occupation 47 4. Globalization and the Handicraft Market 69 5. Handicraft Industry in Odisha: Governments Programmes and Policies 92 6. Conclusions 122 Bibliography 130 Index 143
Tanushree Mahalik is a Doctorate student from Jawaharlal Nehru University and stays in New Delhi. Presently she is working as Consultant at National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi. She is passionate about reading, writing, doing photography with close connection to cultural artifacts. She has put in a lot of time and effort into this book and publishing this work brings her the much-needed solace.