ISBN 9788121501026,The Indian Craftsman

The Indian Craftsman



Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2004

ISBN 9788121501026

ISBN-10 8121501024

Hard Back

Number of Pages 110 Pages
Language (English)

The Arts

The author has treated his subject from three points of view; the village, the town and the palace or temple, i.e. where the craftsman lived, worked and had their patrons. He has also minutely examined how the caste system, religion and the guild set up standards of quality and enforced their strict adherence. He has devoted an entire chapter to throw light on the system of education and training that ensure and regulated the right number of craftsmen for every craft at a particular period so that at no period there was neither a surplus nor a deficit of craftsmen. Ten appendices add further information from different angels. This book is indeed a welcome resurection at this particular time; for the traditional craftsmen are disappearing. The philosophy that sustained them through vicissitudes seems no longer valid. All those who have a love for Indian crafts and who want to either practise or preserve them will find this an excellent book.

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