For decades, India’s rural economy has been backed by the handloom and handicraft industry. After agriculture, it is the largest employment generator offering critical means of livelihood to the country’s rural and urban population. Official estimates state that there are 7 million artisans in India, even though unofficial sources indicate that numbers are as high as 200 million. Inspired by these millions of artisans, Manasvini was born. Bolstered by the idea of empowering women in India and around the world, the name is derived from ancient Sanskrit literature which means a self-aware, strong and self-respecting woman. Founded by architect Ankita Gupta, the Manasvini foundation Trust is aimed at providing employment opportunities to underprivileged women and marginalised...
Emmanuel Christi Das, Special Editor
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