In December of last year, this unique vessel found its place on the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ISH), along with Turkish marble art and Japanese-made paper technology called Washi. It is rare honor – this is the first time that traditional Indian handicrafts have reached the prestigious list – but failed to revitalize their art of death. Of the 500 families working in the profession in the 1940s, they were reduced to just 15 strange families now. “With the increasing popularity of ships of aluminum, plastic and toxic but cheap, our art has become death.”


A pateela given by us costs 800 rupees, which is what you pay for an aluminum dinner set product. “Said Agit Singh Malhotra, 75, one of the few remaining Gandila. His grandfather had emigrated to Punjab from Pakistan in 1947 and the family had always been involved in art, so he joined the son of Malhotra and broke the tradition media. “We live basically oral traditions and continue to use hand tools and traditional wood kilns to form metals, and we can not compete with mass production tools.All we do now are the big ships that they buy are located opposite a temple in Canada and the UK. The next generation will not join “No more profession,” Malhotra says.


The history of anthrax dates back more than 200 years. According to the geographical lexicon of 1883, the artisan colony of Maharaja Ranjit Singh was established, which encouraged skilled metal workers of Kashmir, especially Muslims, to be placed in his kingdom. Gandhiala Guru Mandi became bustling for brass and copper pots. There was another Mandy in Kojranwala, now in Pakistan. The two cities had trade links between the craft communities.

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In 1947, during the division of India, the Kujranwala community metal workers, mainly Hindus and Sikhs crossed the border and settled in Jandiala Guru, while Muslim craftsmen migrated to Pakistan. So far, Gandilea teacher is still a city of handicrafts. In fact, Jandiala Guru Thathere also included an ingredient in the Sanjit Natak Academy (SNA) and the Indira Gandhi National Art Center (IGNCA). While SNA files have 2.5 lakh images and over 16,000 hours of audio and video recordings in thatheras, the IGNCA warehouse has 54,000 hours of audio and video recordings, and 250 publications.


Yamini Mobay, a Delhi-based investigator, met with the settlement in Gandila. It had received an invitation from the Government of Punjab to prepare the nomination file for UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List and chose Thiras. It was presented to UNESCO as an entry point for India in 2009. “The disintegration of families and the modern lifestyle have played down the importance of their rituals,” Mobay said in a previous interview. Coal and minerals in the late 1960s and 1970s, “said Sukdev Singh, coordinator of the Entash division in Punjab.” We all know that eating in bronze pots and drinking water from copper jars is a healthy practice.


Madhupurkha is called to feed a mixture of honey and honey to her new boyfriend after the wedding. Sometimes, we held workshops and conferences that highlight the importance of these tools, and we make presentations to students in schools. But this is not what it translates to some help in this way. The bottom line is that they need cash help to survive. ”
The UNESCO Heritage List does not enjoy monetary benefits, but when the Government appoints a ship or heritage to the ICH list, it must commit itself to providing welfare measures for the vessel. As a result, the Sen team visited Gandila in May. Suman Kumar, deputy secretary of the Department of Intangible Cultural Heritage, SNA, who was part of the team, says: “Being seen to show his craft operations in many resorts in the area also plans to create a craft museum to celebrate the cultural heritage of the region.”
But in Gandiala, these visits and this new center are viewed with suspicion. “After UNESCO’s honor, Sarkari’s officials come to report, none of them can help us,” said Joghar Singh, a veteran warrior.


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