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Decline of handicrafts during British period

Decline of handicrafts during British period India’s traditional village economy was characterised by the “blending of agriculture and handicrafts”.  But this internal balance of the village economy had been systematically slaughtered by the British Government. In the process, traditional handicraft industries slipped away, from its pre-eminence and its decline started at the turn of the 18th century and proceeded rapidly almost to the beginning of the 19th century.  This process came to be known as ‘de-industrialisation’—a term opposite to industrialisation. The use of the word ‘de-industrialisation’ could be traced to 1940. Its dictionary meaning is ‘the reduction or destruction of ... Read more

23.01.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH C’garh fast emerging as india’s logistic hub: cm Chief Minister  Raman Singh on Monday said that Chhattisgarh is fast becoming logistic supply chain hub of India.   He was addressing ‘Investors Conference’ in Sydney, capital of New South Wales State in Australia.   The State is strategically located in the central part of India and the boundaries touch seven States. The neighbouring States can easily transport the finished products at their own convenience and cheaper rates   Chhattisgarh has the potential to become a ‘Logistics Hub’ for Central India with exports to Asian markets with Singapore, China, Korea and ... Read more

Art Forms of Chhattigarh

Art Forms of Chhattigarh Geographical Indication belonging to Chhattisgarh  are- Bastar Dhokra – Dhokra is a non-ferrous metal casting using the lost-wax casting technique. This sort of metal casting has been used in India for over 5000 years. It was prevalent during the Indus Valley Civilisation of Harappa and Mohenjo-daro. Dhokra craft is made out of Bell metal which is an alloy of brass, nickel and Zinc that gives an antique effect to the casting products. The raw material used for casting is usually obtained from recycling scrap material. The process require great skill and precision to develop the handicraft. The ... Read more