ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Social Linkages of Artisans with Technology-Upgradation of Village Pottery Craft

Upgradation of Village Pottery Craft M A Qureshi Artisans formed the base of industrial activity in pre-colonial societies until about the 11th century after which their status deteriorated rapidly, worsening with colonial rule. This article examines the factors responsible for the undermining of the social position of the artisans, with particular reference to the causes of the transformation of the traditional crafts into a stagnant economic segment of society. An alternative technology delivery model to rejuvenate the traditional crafts through technological innovations is also discussed.

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