In Conversation: 'Crafting a Future' by Archana Shah

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A heartfelt celebration of artisans and their vocational skills, 'Crafting a Future' focuses on artisans, their aspirations and fulfilment in their work. Resonating with Gandhiji’s concept of developing khadi and village industries to rejuvenate the rural economy, this book draws upon the artisans' traditional wisdom to address two of the most serious challenges that we face today: growing unemployment and climate change.

For our second session for #GandhiJayanti, watch the author Archana Shah — someone who has been collaborating with artisans around the country for the last 40 years to create textiles for urban markets — in conversation with Nishit Sangomla, Director, Somaiya Kala Vidya on Instagram here


यदि देहं पृथक् कृत्य चिति विश्राम्य तिष्ठसि. अधुनैव सुखी शान्तो बन्धमुक्तो भविष्यसि.. -- अष्टावऋ गीता