Rising India, Real Heroes: Dr. Ismail Mohammad Khatri, because of whom 5000 years old Ajrakh art is alive
Dr. Ismail Mohammad Khatri, an archaeologist from Ajrakhpur village in Gujarat, has become famous for reviving the traditional art of Ajrakh block printing. Although Ajrakh printing is a part of the culture of Sindh province of Pakistan, its roots have spread to Rajasthan and Gujarat of India.
This art was spread in Rajasthan and Gujarat from the time of Indus Valley Civilization. Dr. Khatri is a master of this craft and has dedicated his life to preserving and promoting it.
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The efforts of Dr. Ismail Mohammad Khatri did not go unnoticed. Because he was awarded an honorary doctorate from The Montfort University, Leicester, UK in 2003. She was awarded the Seal of Excellence by UNESCO for her contribution to handicrafts. His story was mentioned by PM Narendra Modi in Mann Ki Baat in 2020. Dr. Khatri’s work has helped revive the local economy. They are preserving a valuable part of India’s cultural heritage.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : March 21, 2023